CENTEREACH - A Centereach house destroyed by a fire last night was illegally subdivided.

Fire officials say that the basement of the Sunset Drive home was illegally divided into three separate bedrooms.

Police say the fire began in the basement at around 11:30 p.m. They say four adults and two children were in the home. One person hurt their arm and another was treated for smoke inhalation.

The cause of the fire is still unclear.

The Town of Brookhaven is investigating.

Authorities will issue summonses to the homeowner.