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Cops: 2 men in North Amityville trying to start fire in stove burned after explosion

One of the two men burned in an

One of the two men burned in an explosion involving a wood stove on Simmons Street in North Amityville on Sunday was taken by a Suffolk County police helicopter to Stony Brook University Hospital. Credit: Paul Mazza

Two men were taken to separate hospitals Sunday afternoon after both were burned in a stove fire in North Amityville, Suffolk County police said.

Officers responded to reports of an explosion on Simmons Street around 2 p.m., police said.

Police say the two men were attempting to start a wood fire when an explosion occurred.

One of the men suffered burns to his face and was taken by helicopter to Stony Brook University Hospital, and the other sustained burns to his hands and leg and was taken to Nassau University Medical Center in East Meadow, police said.

Police are investigating.

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