Arson squad detectives are searching for a "person of interest" who was seen in the vicinity after a fire ignited Thursday morning outside a Hempstead social club, Nassau County police said.
Hempstead police responded to a fire outside 95 Westbury Blvd at 4:10 a.m. No one was injured, Nassau police said.
One person who was inside the building exited before police arriving, Nassau police said. The Hempstead Fire Department, Nassau County Fire Marshal along with the county police crime scene squad all responded to the incident.
No information about the person of interest was available.
The building houses Doric Lodge No. 53, a Prince Hall Masonic Lodge.