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Officials: Port Washington house explosion appears to be intentionally set

Photos from Chopper 12 over aftermath of house

Photos from Chopper 12 over aftermath of house explosion and fire in Port Washington. (August 6, 2014 10:16 PM)

Port Washington fire officials say that the fatal fire that sparked a house explosion Tuesday night appears to have been set intentionally.

Police say a female resident at 10 Prospect Ave. made a 911 call to report a domestic dispute at around 8:15 p.m. Tuesday. Police officers smelled an odor of gas at the scene prior to a large explosion.

It took more than 20 departments to get the...

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