Fire damages Cedarhurst home


Lawrence-Cedarhurst firefighters responded to a house fire at 312 Pearsall Ave., Cedarhurst at 8:57 p.m. on Aug. 8.

The fire damaged the home and several windows are now boarded up.

Rockaway Turnpike was closed off to traffic in the immediate area until firefighters contained the blaze.

According to the Lawrence-Cedarhurst Fire Department, the fire began on the second floor of the home. A firefighter sustained minor injuries, but none of the resident who were home were hurt, officials said.