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Wind-driven fire damages two homes in Hempstead

A massive wind-driven fire engulfs two houses on

A massive wind-driven fire engulfs two houses on Linden Avenue in Hempstead Wednesday night. Credit: Lou Minutoli

More than 150 firefighters from 11 departments battled a two-home blaze Wednesday night on Linden Avenue in Hempstead, a fire official said. One firefighter was injured.  

Photos from the scene show two neighboring houses on the block engulfed by the wind-driven flames. 

Michael Uttaro, Nassau County assistant chief fire marshal, said one firefighter suffered a minor injury and was transported to Nassau University Medical Center to be treated for minor burns.

No other details were immediately available Wednesday night.

With Ellen Yan


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