Hempstead home ravaged by early morning fire

September 14, 2013 6:17:38 AM PDT
A fire early Saturday morning ripped through a home in Hempstead, Long Island.

The fire broke out about 2:30 a.m. in the rear of a house on Cornwall Lane.

There were seven people inside the home, and all managed to make it out safely.

No injuries have been reported.

Some neighbors came over to alert the occupants of the fire.

There had been reports of a possible explosion, but investigators believe that might have been the sounds of combustible material that ignited.

The Red Cross is helping the residents who were displaced.

The cause of the fire remains under investigation.

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