Body Found After Long Island Explosion Identified - NBC New York

Body Found After Long Island Explosion Identified

The house explosion that rocked a Long Island neighborhood Tuesday night, injuring five firefighters and damaging nearby homes, was likely intentional, fire officials say. A body was recovered from the charred wreckage after the flames were doused. Greg Cergol reports. (Published Thursday, Aug. 7, 2014)

Police have identified the body of a man who was killed in a fiery explosion in a Long Island garage earlier this month.

Nassau County police said Wednesday that the man killed in the Aug. 5 blast in Port Washington was 48-year-old Michael MacNeill.

Police responded to a 911 call reporting a domestic dispute at the home shortly before the explosion.

MacNeill's body was found in the debris.

Authorities said arriving officers smelled gas fumes. A detached garage exploded and burst into flames after they led a woman and a 2-year-old girl to safety.

Four firefighters and a police officer suffered minor injuries.

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