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Nine displaced after fire destroys Roosevelt home, Nassau police say

Flames on the roof of a home Sunday

Flames on the roof of a home Sunday morning on West Centennial Avenue in Roosevelt as a firefighter, right, moves closer.

Nine people, including five children, were displaced Sunday after a fire destroyed a two-story home in Roosevelt, Nassau police said.

The Roosevelt Fire Department was called to the home on West Centennial Avenue shortly after 8 a.m., where they found heavy fire and smoke conditions. The residents were outside the home when firefighters arrived, police said.

Additional units from surrounding communities were called to the scene to assist with the blaze, which took about an hour to bring under control. Nobody was injured, police said.

Michael de Vulpillieres, communications officer at American Red Cross on Long Island, said relief workers have provided the three families (four adults and five children) with funds to pay for hotel, food, clothing and other emergency needs for a few days.

Nassau police said the cause remains under investigation.

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