Officials: Fire at Merrick home deemed suspicious

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Officials say a two-story home that is under construction went up in flames in Merrick and caused damage to three other homes early this morning.

According to officials, the home on Yale Road was fully engulfed in flames around 3:30 a.m.

Officials say another home under construction also located on Yale Road was damaged. In addition, an occupied home on the same street had side damage. The family made it out safely.

According to officials, a home on Lindermere Drive suffered damage as well.

The fire appears to be arson, but is still under investigation, according to officials.

No injuries were reported.

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