Heavy smoke and fire were coming from a Wyandanch house, which officials said was reportedly split into several different apartments, making it difficult for firefighters to extinguish the blaze. Two pets died in the fire. The occupants reportedly escaped uninjured, officials said.
The cause of the fire, brought under control in about 40 minutes, was being investigated.
Pictured: A dog gets oxygen from the Wyandanch-Wheatley Heights Ambulance Corps at the scene of a fire early Saturday morning at a house on 30th Street in Wyandanch. (Feb. 12, 2011)