Police: Squatter's body found in Sycamore St. fire in Central Islip

Officials say the body of a man was

Officials say the body of a man was found in the basement when the fire was extinguished. (January 24, 2013 7:07 PM)

Suffolk detectives say an early morning fire killed a homeless man who was seeking shelter in the basement of a vacant Central Islip home.

According to officials, a passing motorist called 911 at 5:05 a.m. to report a fire on Sycamore Street.

Firefighters were unable to enter the home due to intense fire and smoke conditions. Officials say the body of a man was found in the basement...

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