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Vacant house in Mastic Beach catches fire, Suffolk police say

Fire gutted a vacant house on Maywood Drive in Mastic early Saturday, April 1, 2017. Departments from Mastic Beach, Mastic and Brookhaven responded to the blaze, Suffolk County police said. No injuries were reported and the cause of the fire is under investigation, a police spokeswoman said. Credit: Stringer News Service

Suffolk County police arson detectives are investigating a fire at a vacant Mastic Beach residence that went up in flames early Saturday.

Officials responded to a fire at the home on Maywood Dive around 4:15 a.m., a police spokeswoman said.

A photo taken at the scene shows firefighters attacking the fire using hoses from the exterior of the structure, which appears to have significant fire and smoke damage.

A call to the Mastic Beach Fire Department was not immediately returned Saturday morning.

No injuries were reported and the cause of the fire remains under investigation, the spokeswoman said.

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