Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York A Cedarhurst man has been accused of intentionally setting his apartment on fire because he was angry about being evicted. Nassau County police arrested Douglas Drummond, 53, and charged him with arson. He will be arraigned Saturday at First District Court in Hempstead. Drummond allegedly lit eight separate fires inside his apartment, which became fully engulfed in flames, police said. The Lawrence-Cedarhurst Fire Department responded to the blaze just after 2 p.m. and was able to prevent the fire from spreading to additional apartments inside the 57-unit building, police said. Several apartments did sustain water damage, police said. The entire building was evacuated, and several tenants were displaced, police said. Drummond and a 24-year-old male victim who lives in a neighboring apartment were both transported to a local hospital for smoke inhalation and were treated and released, police said. No other injuries were reported.
The Daily Orange men’s basketball beat writers Brett LoGiurato, Tony Olivero and Andrew L. John kick off the season with this preseason edition of On The Beat. Includes major players this year and what to expect from the team overall. Check back at dailyorange.com or blogs.dailyorange.com/sports for more on the team as they continue on this season. Comments Published on November 12, 2010 at 12:00 pm Facebook Twitter Google+