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250 left homeless after large fire in Long Island New York

By Mason White 4:12 AM February 10, 2013
Large fire in Long Island New York 

By: Moses Gold
A large fire left behind dead, wounded and hundreds of homeless families, according to fire officials in Long Island, New York.

Police said an apartment fire that spread to several buildings has forced 250 people out from their homes, killed one and sent to 11 to hospitals on Long Island.

The Nassau County police said that one victim is in critical condition after a fire Saturday morning in Hempstead. The rest have wounds that are not seen as life-threatening.

Police have not released the identity of the person who died. A newspaper said that the victim is a child of 8-years-old and the other is a pregnant woman who suffered a heart attack.

Detectives are trying to determine what caused the fire. They do not believe it was intentional. It all started in a third floor apartment on Paul Road North, around 6:20 am.

About 300 firefighters were called from 13 departments. It took several hours to extinguish the fire.