Lindenhurst, NY - April 21, 2016 - Suffolk County Police Arson Section detectives are investigating a fire that caused five houses to be damaged in Lindenhurst today.
Suffolk County Police responded to a fire that started at 37 E. Santa Barbara Road at approximately 1:50 p.m. The fire spread to four additional houses on the block. Embers traveled across the canal and dry brush caught on fire on Indian Island County Park.
The Copiague Fire Department responded and extinguished the house fires with assistance from the Amityville, East Farmingdale, Lindenhurst, North Amityville, North Babylon, Wyandanch, North Lindenhurst, and Deer Park Fire Departments. Two firefighters suffered smoke inhalation and one was transported to Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center in West Islip with smoke inhalation. There were no injuries to residents.
Boats from the Suffolk County Police Marine Bureau and boats from the Copiague, Babylon, Wantagh, Bay Shore, and West Islip Fire Departments and the Babylon Town Bay Constable all helped extinguish the fire at Indian Island County Park.
Suffolk County Police Aviation Section and the Town of Babylon Fire Marshal also assisted.
Arson Section detectives believe the fire to be non-criminal in nature. The investigation is continuing.