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Dog rescued from Greenlawn house fire, officials say

GREENLAWNFirefighters save dog

caught in house fire

Firefighters rescued a dog from a house fire night in Greenlawn, officials said.

The fire was reported about 8:20 p.m. Friday at a home on Dohne Court, said Steve Silverman of the Town of Huntington Fire Chiefs Council.

During a search of the home, Greenlawn Fire Lt. Angelo Santomauro and firefighter John Modzelewski located a golden retriever mix named Cooper in the basement and carried it to safety, Silverman said. The dog was uninjured.

It was not clear whether anyone was home at the time of the fire. A call to a Greenlawn fire official was not immediately returned.

A team of 80 firefighters using 10 trucks extinguished the blaze in about 45 minutes, Silverman said. Firefighters contained the fire to the garage and an attic.

Greenlawn firefighters were assisted by fire departments from Centerport, Huntington Manor, East Northport, Dix Hills and the Commack Volunteer Ambulance Corps.

The Suffolk Police Arson Squad and Huntington Town Fire Marshal are investigating the cause of the blaze.

WANTAGHPolice seek suspect

in gas station stickupNassau police are searching for a man who robbed a BP gas station in Wantagh while armed with a handgun.

Nassau detectives said the suspect entered the gas station at 1442 Wantagh Ave. at 6:18 p.m. Friday, brandished a weapon and demanded cash from the clerk.

The victim complied, and the suspect fled north with an undisclosed amount of cash into a wooded area behind the station, police said. No injuries were reported.

The suspect was described as between 19 and 25 years old, roughly 5-foot-8, wearing a gray hooded sweatshirt, dark jeans, silver sunglasses, a dark baseball cap, black gloves and a blue bandanna covering his face.

Anyone with information is asked to call CrimeStoppers, 800-244-TIPS.

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