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Firefighters in the village of Hempstead, New York, battled a raging fire in an abandoned private dwelling on Wednesday, May 5, 2021.
Officials received multiple calls just after 11:00 a.m. for a fire on Terrace Avenue near Bedell Street.
First-due engine and truck companies arrived to find heavy fire conditions throughout the two-story, wood-framed house.
Tower ladders were quickly put into service as flames threatened an adjoining home.
The structure eventually collapsed into itself and was demolished by a village crane later in the day.
Mutual aid companies responded to the scene to assist with the incident.