3-Alarm Fire Destroys House, Injures Firefighter

A large fire broke out in a residence on Lexington Avenue in Westbury, New York, earlier Wednesday afternoon.

Approximately 10 fire departments responded to Lexington Avenue in Westbury, New York, earlier Wednesday afternoon for a large fire that broke out in a residence. The initial call to the fire department was at 10:11 a.m., and the fire was knocked down at around 10:55 a.m.

Upon arriving on the scene, the Westbury Fire Department requested for assistance from other local departments. The situation, which escalated to a 3-Alarm fire, destroyed the two-story home.

Residents reported that there possibly was a dog inside of the house at the time of the fire. It is unknown the condition of any animals that were potentially inside.

One firefighter received minor injuries as a result of fighting the fire, and is expected to recover fully.

This is a developing story. Please check back later for more information.

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