Explosion Levels Long Island Home

No one was inside at the time of the blast

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    An explosion destroyed an unoccupied home in Elmont.

    Authorities are investigating the cause of an explosion that leveled a house on Long Island.     

    The owner of the home was in the hospital at the time of the explosion. No one else was inside.

    A pile of rubble now stands where the house in Elmont once stood.     

    Nassau County police said a 911 caller reported the explosion at 1:35 a.m. Tuesday.     

    Neighboring homes were evacuated as a precaution while firefighters from numerous departments responded.     

    A firefighter was treated for an eye injury.