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Smithtown house fire sends mom, son to hospital, officials say

The house was badly damaged and it was demolished for safety reasons, the fire department said.

A fire Tuesday, Jan 2, 2018, at a home on Brooksite Drive in Smithtown sent two people to Stony Brook University Hospital with injuries, officials said. (Credit: Stringer News Service)

A man in a burning home in Smithtown jumped to safety from a second-floor window and his mother fled out the front door before flames gutted the two-story structure late Tuesday, officials said.

Both victims were taken to Stony Brook University Hospital to be treated for smoke inhalation, Suffolk County police said. The son also was being treated for other unspecified non life-threatening injuries. He was in stable condition, police said. His mother’s condition was not known.

There was no one else in the house, fire officials said.

The fire was reported at 10:31 p.m. Tuesday at the home on Brooksite Drive, just south of Sunset Lane, and was declared under control at 1:10 a.m. Wednesday, the Smithtown Fire Department said on its Facebook page.

The house was badly damaged and the Smithtown Highway Department used heavy equipment to demolish it for safety reasons, the fire department said.

The cause of the fire, which appears to be noncriminal, is under investigation, police said.

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