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Two homes destroyed in Fire Island blaze

A fire in Fire Island Pines is shown

A fire in Fire Island Pines is shown from a nearby house, where officials say 50 firefighters responded to control the blaze. (Sept. 29, 2013) Credit: Brian Davidson

Firefighters from 18 fire departments, including all departments on Fire Island, battled a late-night blaze Sunday that destroyed at least two homes in Fire Island Pines, police and fire officials said.

The fire on Fire Island Boulevard near Fisherman's Path was reported about 10:30 p.m., Suffolk County fire officials said. There were no reported injuries.

Officials said it was not clear if the homes were occupied.

Volunteers from all Fire Island departments, including Fire Island Pines, Ocean Beach, Kismet, Fair Harbor, Saltaire, Ocean Bay Park, Davis Park, Point O'Woods and Cherry Grove, responded.

So did firefighters from East Islip, Sayville, West Sayville, Patchogue and Bayport.

Suffolk County police said Marine Bureau units helped transport firefighters and equipment across Great South Bay.

Community Ambulance Company also responded from Sayville and maintained an EMS Command, providing specialized medical equipment in case it was needed for firefighters, Chief Jamie Atkinson said.

The cause of the fire is being investigated by the Arson Squad, as well as the Town of Brookhaven Fire Marshal.

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