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Businesses damaged by fire in Huntington, officials say

A late-night fire at a self-service laundry on

A late-night fire at a self-service laundry on New Street in Huntington on Monday, March 16, 2015, also caused minimal smoke damage to several adjacent businesses, fire officials said. Credit: Steve Silverman

Businesses in a line of connected stores were damaged by smoke in a late-night fire Monday at a self-service laundry on New Street in Huntington, fire officials said.

Firefighters were able to knock down the fire, which occurred at the rear of the laundry, and said there was "minimal fire extension" from the initial blaze and no reported injuries.

A spokesman for the Huntington Town Fire Chiefs' Council said that there was minimal smoke damage reported at several adjacent businesses, among them: a bar named P's & Q's Auto Body, a New York Sports Club, a nail salon and a building that once housed a restaurant.

About 80 firefighters from Huntington, Huntington Manor, Cold Spring Harbor, Centerport, Greenlawn and Halesite responded to the scene with a dozen trucks, officials said, and fought the fire under the command of Huntington Chief Robert Berry.

Crews from the Huntington Community First Aid Squad also responded to the scene, but officials said there were no reported injuries.

The fire was reported at about 10 p.m. and was under control in about 90 minutes, officials said. Suffolk County police Arson Squad investigators and the Town of Huntington fire marshal are investigating the cause of the fire.


CORRECTION: The location of the fire was incorrect in the initial version of this story.

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