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Officials: Fire damages Hempstead home

 Hempstead police and firefighters responded to  a midmorning fire that damaged a Stewart Avenue home in Hempstead on Thursday, Feb. 1, 2018, officials said. Credit: Howard Schnapp

A midmorning fire damaged a home in Hempstead on Thursday, officials said.

Photos from the scene show the home on Stewart Avenue still smoldering, two fire department bucket ladders hovering over the house — one on either side.

Hempstead police responded to the scene, as did firefighters from the Hempstead fire department.

Police said the scene was active and declined to comment.

Additional details were not available.

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