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Man killed, 2 firefighters injured in Medford house fire, police say

Suffolk County police said the Homicide Squad and Arson Section detectives are investigating.

Suffolk police are investigating a fatal house fire in Medford Tuesday night. One person was found dead, said Det. Lt. Kevin Beyrer, the head of the Suffolk County police homicide squad. 

A man was killed and two firefighters injured Tuesday evening in a house fire in Medford, Suffolk County police said.

The victim,who lived in the home, was pronounced dead at the scene, police said in a statement Wednesday. Police withheld his name pending positive identification by the Suffolk County medical examiner.

Police officers from the Fifth Precinct, along with firefighters from Medford and North Patchogue, responded to the blaze on Oregon Avenue at about 10:30 p.m., police said.

One person was found dead inside the home, said Det. Lt. Kevin Beyrer, head of the Suffolk County police homicide squad. 

"The fire was extinguished," Beyrer told News 12 Long Island at the scene. "Inside, the sole resident was found deceased."

Two Medford firefighters suffered minor injuries and were taken to Long Island Community Hospital in East Patchogue for treatment, police said.

The cause of the fire is under investigation by the Homicide Squad and Arson Section detectives, police said.

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