DEC: Long Island Brush Fire Was Intentionally Set

The state Department of Environmental Conservation has listed the cause of the fire as "incendiary," meaning arson

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    Brush fires burn in Manorville, Long Island April 9

    Environmental officials are saying the massive brush fire that destroyed two homes and a commercial building on eastern Long Island was intentionally set.

    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.

    However, the police department says the cause of the April 9 fire has yet to be determined.

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    One firefighter was hospitalized with minor burns. Two other firefighters were treated for smoke inhalation.

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