HICKSVILLE, Long Island -- Seven animals were killed in a house fire on Long Island.
The fire started at the home on Gardner Avenue in Hicksville at 11:30 a.m. Friday.
When firefighters arrived, they deemed the home unoccupied and worked to extinguish the flames.
One dog and six cats died in the fire.
A firefighter from Jericho sustained a laceration to his hand and was taken to a nearby hospital for treatment.
The cause of the fire remains under investigation, but it is not considered suspicious at this time.
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