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Sea Cliff home under restoration damaged by fire

Firefighters battle a fire in an unoccupied home

Firefighters battle a fire in an unoccupied home in Sea Cliff that was being restored on Thursday, Dec. 18, 2014, police said. The home at 88 Prospect Ave. sustained major damage. Photo Credit: Kevin Madigan

Four firefighters sustained minor injuries Thursday afternoon battling a fire in an unoccupied home in Sea Cliff that was being restored, police said.

Two of the firefighters were treated and released at the scene and the other two were taken to a hospital for treatment. The home at 88 Prospect Avenue sustained major damage.

According to detectives, Third Precinct police officers responded to a house fire at around 12:30 p.m. The unoccupied home was in the process of being restored when workers discovered the fire as they were removing paint on the second floor of the residence, police said.

Sea Cliff, Glen Cove, Glenwood Landing, Roslyn, East Norwich, Bayville, Oyster Bay, and Locust Valley fire departments responded with 20 trucks and about 100 fire personnel to extinguish the fire. The arson bomb squad investigated and found the fire was accidental and not suspicious.

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