Long Island Day Care Evacuated After Fire

The fire at the Tutor Time day care center in West Islip started at about 11 a.m., according to authorities

Monday, Mar 26, 2012  |  Updated 8:00 PM EDT
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Long Island Day Care Evacuated After Fire

Fire at a West Islip building Monday

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More than 100 young children were escorted out of day care when a fire broke out in a building on Long Island Monday morning.

The fire at the Tutor Time day care center in West Islip started at about 11 a.m., according to authorities. The blaze appears to have been accidentally started by workers who were using a torch on the roof of the building next door.

The fire broke out in a building between Chuck E. Cheese and Tutor Time.

The children were taken across the street along with their cribs and necessities to a car dealership and waited there for two hours while crews put out the fire, according to fire press officials.

They returned safely after two hours.

(Photo below: The Atlantic Hyundai dealership briefly turned into a makeshift day care center Monday when a fire forced out more than 100 children from Tutor Time in West Islip for two hours.)

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