Thunderstorm leads to fire on Crabapple Court in Mount Sinai

Day 6 of Long Island’s heat wave brought brief but powerful thunderstorms that resulted in a fire in Mount Sinai. Officials believe a lightning strike

Officials believe a lightning strike caused the fire.

Officials believe a lightning strike caused the fire. (7/19/13)

SEAFORD - Day 6 of Long Island’s heat wave brought brief but powerful thunderstorms that resulted in a fire in Mount Sinai.

Officials believe a lightning strike this afternoon caused a house fire on Crabapple Court.

Firefighters needed to battle excessive heat in addition to the flames. At least a dozen firefighters were treated for heat exhaustion.

Saturday is expected to be sunny, hot and humid again with more afternoon storms.
 

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Town of North Hempstead Cooling Centers:
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• Port Washington Public Library, which will be open Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Wednesday from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.
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Glen Cove Senior Center designated as Cooling Center
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