DEC: Suffolk County Brush Fire Intentionally Set
MANORVILLE, N.Y. (CBSNewYork/AP) – State officials believe someone intentionally set a brush fire that scorched 1,100 acres in Suffolk County last month.
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The State Department of Environmental Conservation sent a preliminary report last week to the Suffolk County police arson squad listing the cause as “incendiary,” meaning arson.
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One firefighter was hospitalized with burns. Two other firefighters were treated for smoke inhalation.
Even though state officials say it’s arson, Suffolk County police still aren’t sure. They have not determined an official cause.
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