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Man Found Deceased in Centereach Home During House Fire, SCPD Investigating

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Suffolk County Police Homicide Section and Arson Section detectives are investigating an incident in which a man was found deceased at a home in Centereach during a house fire.

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Centereach, NY - May 18, 2016 - Suffolk County Police Homicide Section and Arson Section detectives are investigating an incident in which a man was found deceased at a home in Centereach during a house fire.

Neighbors called 911 when they heard an explosion and saw flames at 30 Minerva Lane at approximately 2:40 p.m. A resident, Timothy Oskey, 50, was found unresponsive, lying on the floor of the basement. Members of the Centereach Fire Department pulled Oskey from the house. He was transported to Stony Brook University Hospital where he was pronounced dead.

The Ronkonkoma, Farmingville and Selden Fire Departments also responded and helped extinguish the fire.

Police do not believe the death was criminal in nature. The investigation is continuing.