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Two residents escape Dix Hills basement fire, officials say

About 70 firefighters from Dix Hills, Deer Park,

About 70 firefighters from Dix Hills, Deer Park, Greenlawn, Melville and Huntington Manor respond to a house fire on Seaman Neck Road at around 12:10 a.m. on Monday, March 23, 2015. Photo Credit: Steve Silverman

Two residents, a man and a woman, were able to escape uninjured from a smoky basement fire early Monday at a Dix Hills home, officials said.

A Dix Hills Fire Department spokesman said about 70 firefighters from Dix Hills, Deer Park, Greenlawn, Melville and Huntington Manor "aggressively battled the blaze" at the home on Seaman Neck Road.

Under the direction of Dix Hills Chief Robert Fling, firefighters brought the fire under control in about 1 1/2 hours, the spokesman said. Ten trucks responded, as did the Dix Hills Rescue Squad and several ambulances.

The fire at the one-story home was reported at 12:10 a.m. Officials said PSEG Long Island also responded to the scene and shut power and disconnected what was described as "a burning electrical service line."

The cause of the fire is under investigation by the Suffolk County police Arson Squad and the Huntington Town Fire Marshal, officials said.

The extent of the damage was not immediately known.

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