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Attic fire burns through Commack home, official says

Multiple fire departments battle a house fire on

Multiple fire departments battle a house fire on Melrose Lane in Commack on Friday, Dec. 9, 2016. A family of three was able to escape the home after a fire broke out in the attic, a Commack fire commissioner said. Photo Credit: Joseph C. Sperber

A family of three was able to escape their Commack home after a fire broke out in the attic Friday night, a Commack fire commissioner said.

A call came in for a fire on Melrose Lane at 9:56 p.m. and the fire department, under the direction of Chief Richard Meyers, responded to the scene, said Pat Fazio, a fire commissioner. Two adults and a teenage girl ran safely out of the house.

“Luckily, fortunately, there were no injuries to anyone, not to the family or to the firefighters,” Fazio said.

The fire was under control at 10:45 p.m., Fazio said. The home suffered severe fire and water damage to the attic, roof and bedrooms, and is likely uninhabitable.

Photos from the scene show firefighters using ladders to attack the blaze from above. The cause of the fire was undetermined as of Saturday morning, Fazio said, but it is not believed to be suspicious.

The fire department from Kings Park also responded to the scene, Fazio said, and crews from East Northport were dispatched to the Commack firehouse as backup, Fazio said.

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