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Fire Destroys Home in West End

Blaze contained within 45 minutes, fire commissioner says.

A fire broke out at a home on Maryland Avenue Wednesday evening. (Credit: Tenley Coffaro)
A fire broke out at a home on Maryland Avenue Wednesday evening. (Credit: Tenley Coffaro)
A fire destroyed one home and damaged surrounding houses in the West End of Long Beach Wednesday night.

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According to the Long Beach Fire Department, the blaze started during the 9 p.m. hour at 100 Maryland Ave., and took about 45 minutes to contain and extinguish.

“One house was pretty much totally destroyed and three other surrounding houses had minor damage to them,” said LBFD Commissioner Scott Kemins.

Kemins said that no one was injured during the fire that is under investigation by the Nassau County Fire Marshal’s Office and the Nassau County and Long Beach police departments.

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Taurus December 07, 2012 at 07:08 AM
These West Enders can't catch a break. So sad to read this.
Jeff Dahmer December 09, 2012 at 11:32 AM
Only a block from the West End fire house. Its time to put paid Firefighters back in the West End firehouse.
toolittle December 18, 2012 at 01:54 PM
Any follow up regarding this ? Rumors flying around.

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