A third alarm fire burned through a row of garden style apartments in Syosset, Nassau County.
The fire broke out in one unit in the Hidden Ridge condo complex on Summit Way just before 10:30 p.m. Wednesday and quickly spread.
Three residents were transported to a hospital for treatment of smoke inhalation and at least seven town house units were rendered uninhabitable after a fire raced through a condominium complex in Syosset late Wednesday night, Nassau County police and the Nassau County Fire Marshal's Office said.
All of the injuries were minor, authorities said.
The fire, at the Hidden Ridge at Syosset condominium complex on Summit Way, was reported in 911 calls at about 10:15 p.m., police said.
Nassau Chief Fire Marshal Michael F. Uttaro said arriving Syosset firefighters found "heavy fire" and said about 200 firefighters from 17 departments, including four Suffolk County departments, battled the blaze to keep it from spreading to a half-dozen other attached units. Uttaro said the situation was compounded by the fact the units had a common cockloft, or attic space, that allowed the fire to spread.
Firefighters "did a fantastic job keeping the fire from spreading" further, Uttaro said in a statement, noting the blaze was brought under control in about 90 minutes.