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Cops: Car set on fire twice in Copiague

The Copiague Fire Department and Suffolk County police

The Copiague Fire Department and Suffolk County police respond to a car fire outside an Earl Place home. A Nissan Maxima in front of the residence was set on fire twice, early Monday and again at about 4 a.m. Tuesday, a police spokeswoman said. (Sept. 3, 2013) Credit: Paul Mazza

Suffolk County's Arson Squad is investigating a Copiague car fire as a criminal act, a police spokeswoman said Tuesday.

A Nissan Maxima in front of an Earl Place residence was set on fire twice, early Monday and again at about 4 a.m. Tuesday, a police spokeswoman said.

In the Monday fire, the car was damaged; in the second fire, to which the Copiague Fire Department responded, the vehicle was destroyed, the spokeswoman said.

Anyone with information can call Crime Stoppers at 800-220-8477. All calls will be kept confidential.

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