The Arson Bomb Squad is investigating a residential house fire that occurred on Friday, November 25, 2022, at 11:30 am in Hicksville.
According to detectives, police responded to a residential fire on Gardner Avenue. Upon arrival, officers observed a working fire. The house was deemed unoccupied and the Hicksville Fire Department along with the Jericho and Westbury Fire Departments responded and extinguished the flames. One Jericho firefighter sustained a minor laceration to his hand and was transported to a nearby hospital for treatment. One dog and six cats perished in the fire. Nassau County Fire Marshall Bradley was on scene. The cause of the fire is under investigation but not suspicious at this time.