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Cops: E. Farmingdale garage fire appears accidental

The East Farmingdale Fire Company responds to a

The East Farmingdale Fire Company responds to a blaze at a Birch Court East home in East Farmingdale Monday. The firefighters brought the fire under control in less than an hour. (Aug. 19, 2013) Credit: Paul Mazza

Suffolk County's Arson Squad said a fire that ravaged a detached garage at an East Farmingdale home late Monday appears to be accidental, a police spokeswoman said.

The squad is investigating a fire at a Birch Court East address that decimated the garage and damaged a neighbor's shed.

The fire began at about 10 p.m., and the Arson Squad's preliminary report suggests it was started by a laser engraving tool or system, the spokeswoman said.

The East Farmingdale Fire Department responded and brought the fire under control in less than an hour.

The Farmingdale Fire Department also responded and assisted at the scene.

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