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By CHRIS SABELLA, Senior Correspondent | August 18, 2020 | NEW YORK

Story No. 082820109

Selden, NY - On August 18th, an early afternoon basement fire broke out at 288 Magnolia Dr. This brought four departments with daytime crews to the scene. The fire appears to have started in the modified basement with extention up the stair case. Firefighter were held back due to the construction of walls in the basement hiding the fire. Firefighters were met with heavy smoke and high heat. Firefighters from Selden, Centereach, Coram and Terryville responded to the scene along with an Ambulance from Port Jefferson Volunteer Ambulance Company. Firefighter first stretched 1 3/4 through the back door into the basement. After fire was found, a second line went through the front door to stop any advancement of the fire. A few firefighters were rehabbed on scene and one neighbor was treated for smoke.

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