Brush fire damages 5 Long Island homes – video & details


A brush fire damaged or destroyed five homes in the area of Copiague and Lindenhurst, Long Island, Wednesday afternoon, and an entire neighborhood was put at risk.

The houses that were destroyed and damaged are in the American Venice neighborhood on the South Shore of Long Island – a suburban community of homes and canals near a wildlife refuge on the cusp of Copiague and Lindenhurst.

The fire broke out at 37 Santa Barbara Rd. near Venetian Avenue around 1:45 p.m. An electrical short in a wall-mounted air conditioner was blamed.




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