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Smoke Condition Briefly Closes Merrick Avenue

(Credit: Contributed Photo)
(Credit: Contributed Photo)
A smoke condition caused Merrick Avenue to be closed for a brief time Thursday night, according to Merrick Fire Department officials. 

Fire officials claimed that the heating system in the building, located at 80 Merrick Ave. near the Smith Street intersection, malfunctioned at around 7:45 p.m. There was no fire reported inside the building, as smoke was the only issue both inside and outside the building.

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The store was empty when the call came in.

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

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