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Man Killed in Sayonara Motel Fire

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Suffolk County Police Homicide Squad and Arson Squad detectives are investigating a fire at a motel that killed a man in North Amityville this morning.

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North Amityville, NY - December 15, 2014 - Suffolk County Police Homicide Squad and Arson Squad detectives are investigating a fire at a motel that killed a man in North Amityville this morning.

First Precinct Police officers responded to a 911 reporting a fire at Sayonara Motel, located at 831 Broadway, at approximately 5:35 a.m. One man, who was residing in a room on the second floor, was overcome by the fire. The man, 56, whose identity is being withheld pending notification of next of kin, was transported to St. Joseph Hospital in Bethpage where he was pronounced dead.

The fire, which started in a different second story room, does not appear to be criminal in nature. The investigation is continuing.