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Police: Commack house fire injures man, kills dog

Firefighters work the scene of a house

Firefighters work the scene of a house fire on Pebble Place in Commack on Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2016. A 78-year-old man was hospitalized for smoke inhalation and minor burns, according to Suffolk County police, who also said a dog died in the fire. Photo Credit: Jeff DiLavore

A 78-year-old was hospitalized for smoke inhalation and minor burns sustained in a fire at his home on Pebble Place in Commack on Wednesday morning, Suffolk County police said.

Police did not release the identity of the man, who was taken to Stony Brook University Hospital where he is in stable condition. Police said a dog died in the blaze.

Firefighters from six departments battled the fire, which was reported in a 911 call at 8:10 a.m.

One ambulance company also responded.

Police said Arson Section detectives are investigating the cause of the fire and that the cause remains undetermined, but appears to be noncriminal.

Additional information was not immediately available.

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