The Uniondale Fire Department was called to a building fire at the Long Island Marriott on James Doolittle Boulevard. On investigation, firefighters encountered a smoke condition in a third-floor room. Upon further investigation fire was located between the second and third floors. As the operation went on, the fire extended and completely consumed at least one room on the third floor. The incident grew to a fourth-alarm equivalency due to the excessive amount of opening up and rotation of crews required. All occupants made it out safely with many of them relocated to NICE buses to escape the near-freezing temperatures. The cause of the fire was under investigation and all fire department units were under the command of Uniondale Chief of Department Avril Ashley.

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