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Bay Shore pole fire ignites car; 3 firefighters hurt, cops say

Firefighters hose down the scene after a fire

Firefighters hose down the scene after a fire and multiple explosions occurred in an industrial area in Bay Shore on Sunday, May 29, 2016. The fire, which started on a utility pole, spread to a car and two nearby trailers on Cleveland Avenue near Pine Aire Drive about 10:45 a.m., officials said. Photo Credit: Evan Rolla

Three firefighters were injured Sunday morning when a fire started on a utility pole in Bay Shore, possibly in a transformer, and spread to a car and then two trailers nearby.

According to a preliminary report from Suffolk County police, the incident occurred about 10:45 a.m. on Cleveland Avenue and “explosions” could be heard from small propane tanks on one of the trailers.

The report said three Brentwood firefighters were hurt, but not seriously.

Suffolk County arson investigators have determined the fire to be accidental but they remained at the scene doing a further probe Sunday afternoon.

No other information was immediately available.

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