Fire destroys popular Italian bakery in Long Island

HICKSVILLE, L.I. — A fire broke out late Sunday night at a popular neighborhood bakery in Long Island, according to fire officials.

Authorities said the call came in around 11:30 p.m. Sunday for flames at Francesco's Bakery at 640 South Broadway in Hicksville.

Nassau County authorities said 100 firemen from at least eight area fire departments worked to extinguish the flames.

The two-alarm blaze was under control about an hour later at 12:30 a.m., officials said.

No injuries were reported, according to authorities.

AIR 11 flew over the scene early Monday morning and showed the bakery nearly completely gutted by the blaze.

A spokesperson for the bakery told PIX11 they were able to salvage all wedding cake and custom cake orders, but were unable to save standard orders of 8-inch cakes and sheet cakes

Anyone with an order is urged to call the bakery at 516-541-1166 to discuss their order.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

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