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Child Killed, Four Injured After Massive Long Island House Fire Breaks Out

The home where the fire took place.
The home where the fire took place. Photo Credit: Google Maps street view

A 23-month-old girl was killed and four others were injured during an early morning house fire on Long Island.

The blaze broke out around 3:08 a.m., Wednesday, March 10 at 69 Maple Lane, in the hamlet of Gordon Heights, said Suffolk County Police.

Sixth Precinct officers responded to the home after a 911 caller reported a fire at the location. Nine members of an extended family were inside the residence at the time of the fire. 

Gordon Heights, Yaphank, Selden, Farmingville, Middle Island, Medford, Holtsville, and Coram Fire Departments responded, along with Shirley and Medford Ambulance.

After the fire was extinguished, a 23-month-old female child was found inside the residence. She was pronounced dead at the scene, police said.

A 34-year-old woman, a 57-year-old man, a 4-year-old boy, and a member of Medford Fire Department were transported to area hospitals for treatment of minor injuries, police said.

The five remaining family members were unharmed.

A preliminary investigation has determined the cause of the fire to be non-criminal in nature.

This is a developing story. Check back to Daily Voice for updates.

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