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Generator, stockpiled gas may have sparked two fires

Saturday, November 10, 2012
Three people were injured in a fire at a restaurant at 58th St. and 1st Avenue in Manhattan.  Investigators believe it started when a container filled with gasoline spilled in the kitchen.

Three people were injured in a fire at a restaurant at 58th St. and 1st Avenue in Manhattan. Investigators believe it started when a container filled with gasoline spilled in the kitchen.

Emergency crews in the New York metropolitan area have their hands full responding to fires tied to generators and other problems from Superstorm Sandy.

Nassau County police say a 62-year-old woman was hospitalized with facial burns Saturday after her gas stove burners ignited unexpectedly in her Bayville home.

Police say she'd left the home after the storm because of a gas leak. She returned just to pick up belongings.

Meanwhile, fire officials suspect a generator played a role in a blaze that destroyed a Hempstead home Saturday.

And a waitress, chef and busboy suffered burns Friday when a worker spilled gasoline in a Manhattan restaurant kitchen.

Fire marshals are investigating whether the gas was stashed there because of the fuel shortage.

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