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Woman Escorted to Safety After Fire Breaks Out [VIDEO]

Members of the Oceanside Fire Department spotted the smoke and were the first at the scene.

A Wantagh woman escaped harm's way when a fire broke out in her home just before 7:30 p.m. Thursday.

According to a public information officer from the Wantagh Fire Department, members of the Oceanside Fire Department were en route to fire school when they noticed smoke emanating from the Oakland Avenue home. A police officer entered the home and escorted the woman out to safety. She was not injured during the incident.

Chief William Allen said the cause of the fire has not been determined as of yet, and it took three hose lines to extinguish the blaze.

Oakland Avenue was shut down while the firefighters contained the situation.

This is a breaking news story, and Patch will provide more information as it's made available.

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