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Family of four displaced by Coram house fire

Coram firefighters battles a house fire on Goodwin

Coram firefighters battles a house fire on Goodwin Lane in Coram on Jan. 12, 2015. Photo Credit: AJ Ryan/Stringer News

A fire heavily damaged a Coram house Monday and displaced a family of four, a fire official said.

The blaze at 3 Goodwin Lane started behind the fireplace in the rear of the home and quickly spread to the attic, said Coram Fire Chief Michael Fields.

Fields said the fire was reported at 4:50 p.m. and under control almost an hour later. It damaged the upper bedrooms, kitchen and den.

A Coram firefighter suffered a dislocated shoulder and was treated and released from St. Charles Hospital in Port Jefferson.

Fields said the family will likely spend the night at a local hotel.

Several departments responded, including Selden, Mount Sinai and Terryville, Fields said.

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