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Police: 911 caller reported domestic dispute before LI house blast; body found later

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PORT WASHINGTON, New York — Police say they had responded to a 911 call reporting a domestic dispute at a Long Island house shortly before it was rocked by an explosion and fire.

According to Newsday (http://bit.ly/XEoMJh ) Port Washington Police Deputy Chief Jeff Morris says a 911 call was placed at 8:16 p.m. Tuesday.

An unidentified body was found in the debris after the 9 p.m. explosion.

Authorities say arriving officers smelled gas fumes. A detached garage exploded and burst into flames after they led a woman and a 2-year-old girl to safety.

Four firefighters and a police officer suffered minor injuries.

Area residents said they felt the blast concussion a mile away.

The home's roof was gone and windows were blown out. The fire also damaged some neighboring properties.


Information from: Newsday, http://www.newsday.com

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