1 firefighter injured after blaze destroys vacant home in Copiague

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Officials are investigating the cause of a house fire that left one firefighter injured in Copiague.

The fire broke out at the vacant home located on Dante Avenue around 2:15 a.m.

Copiague's Assistant Fire Chief Kyle Miller says it took about 70 firefighters from four different departments to get the situation under control. Miller says one firefighter fell and was taken to a hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

According to officials, the home was boarded up and had some code violations that resulted in difficulties for firefighters to battle the blaze.

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