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North New Hyde Park fire damages trucks, hurts firefighter, cops say

Damaged trucks are left in the lot at

Damaged trucks are left in the lot at 69 Denton Avenue after a morning fire damaged 4 vehicles at Hub Truck Leasing and Rentals on Monday, Aug. 22, 2016, in New Hyde Park. Credit: Howard Schnapp

Four trucks were damaged and a firefighter was hospitalized with a broken ankle following an early morning blaze Monday at a storage lot in North New Hyde Park, Nassau County police said.

The firefighter, from the Garden City Park Fire Department, was transported to Winthrop-University Hospital in Mineola for treatment, police said.

Police said the fire on South Denton Avenue was reported in a 911 call at 4:36 a.m.

The four trucks all were tractor-trailers, police said. The cause of the fire was not immediately known, but police said it is under investigation by Arson Squad detectives and the Nassau County Fire Marshal’s office.

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