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St. James, Setauket and Centereach go to Stony Brook Fire

Posted 1/15/2018

At approximately 0125 hours, the Stony Brook Fire Department is dispatched on a 911 call reporting a house on fire at 1466 Stony Brook Road near Campus Lane. Units arrive to find smoke pushing from the 2nd floor of a two story private dwelling. Crews stretch in while mutual aid is requested from Setauket for an engine, Centereach for a ladder and the Saint James FD for a RIT. The fire, which was confined to one bedroom, was quickly extinguished. There were no injuries.  Stony Brook University Ambulance sent a unit to the scene. Fire Marshals from the Town of Brookhaven are investigating the cause.

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Car slams into building in Smithtown

Posted 1/10/2018

At approximately 0951 hours, the Smithtown Fire Department is called to respond to a motor vehicle crash on Route 111. Units arrive to find that the operator of a late model Hyundai, had driven into the side of a commercial building at 359 Route 111 resulting in moderate damage to the building and to the building. There were no injuries. A Fire Marshal from the Town of Smithtown Department of Public Safety was called to the scene and in turn contacted the Town of Smithtown Building Department. All FD units cleared from the scene within 30 minutes.

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Smithtown handles house fire on River Heights Drive.

House Fire on Brooksite Drive in Smithtown

Posted 1/2/2018

2231 hours. The Smithtown Fire Department was activated for a reported house on fire at 222 Brooksite Drive. Suffolk Police were already on scene and reporting heavy fire in a private dwelling with at least one subject having jumped out an upper level window.  Assistant Chief Patrick Diecidue was the first FD unit to arrive and he confirmed that he had a working fire. Dealing with bitter cold conditions, Smithtown personnel laid in from a hydrant, stretched hand lines and attacked the fire from the exterior. Mutual aid was requested from the Hauppauge, Nesconset and St. James Fire Deoartment's and Commack Volunteer ambulance to the scene, The Nissequogue Fire Department sent a unit to cover. The two occupants had escaped from the building prior to the arrival of the FD. Both were transported to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries. Due to the instability of the structure, FD crews could not safely enter the building. The Town of Smithtown Highway Department was called in to demolish the building, allowing the fire department to complete extinguishment. The fire was placed under control at approximately 0110 hours.

 Fire Marshals from the Town of Smithtown Department of Public Safety and Detectives from the Suffolk County Police Department Arson Squad are handling the investigation into the cause of the fire.

 

The Smithtown Fire Department was called back to the scene at approximately 0330 hours to extinguish hot spots within the remains of the structure.

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Commercial building fire on Main Street in Kings Park

Posted 12/30/2017

0421 hours. The Kings Park Fire Department was dispatched to a reported building fire at 63 Main Street. Units arrived to find fire venting out of the front of the structure. Numerous large hand lines were stretched and mutual aid was requested from the Commack Fire Department for a ladder, Smithtown Fire Department to the scene and St. James FD to cover.

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House fire on Hillside Avenue in St. James.

Posted 12/29/2017

St. James and Nesconset Fire Departments were dispatched to a report of a house on fire at 46 Hillside Avenue at 1739 hours (St. James District). The call was upgraded to a working fire at 1743 hours with units arriving to find heavy fire in the front portion of the house. Smithtown FD was requested for a truck and Stony Brook was requested for a RIT.  With the temperature at roughly 10 degrees, crews stretched numerous lines and wen to work battling the fire in the single story dwelling.  All visible fire was extinguished within 40 minutes. The Nissequogue FD sent an engine to cover for St. James for the duration and the Centereach FD sent an ambulance. There were no injuries. Fire Marshals from the Town of Smithtown Department of Public Safety are handling the investigation.

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Hauppauge sends a RIT to Central Islip house fire at 10 South Road.

Posted 12/26/2017

0335 hours. The Central Islip Fire Department was dispatched to a report of a house on fire at 10 South Road. Units arrived to find heavy fire venting out of a single story wood frame vacant dwelling. Crews made a quick push on the interior but due to the instability of the structure, crews were pulled out and an exterior attack was mounted. Mutual aid was requested from Hauppauge for a RIT, East Brentwood to cover and Islip Terrace to the scene.  An excavator was brought in from the Town of Islip to demolish the building. Once that was done, the fire was fully extinguished.

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Ronkonkoma and Centereach send units to Farmingville House fire.

Posted 12/22/2017

1053 hours. Farmingville, Ronkonkoma and Holtsville FD's are dispatched to a report of a house fire at 12 Circle Court off Woodbury Road in Farmingville's district.  Units arrive to find an active fire in the attic and through the roof of a single story private dwelling. Numerous lines are stretched and additional mutual aid is requested from Centereach and Medford to the scene as well as Selden and Coram FD's to cover. The fire is placed under control at approximately 1140 hours.

Town of Brookhaven Fire Marshals are handling the investigation.

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Ronkonkoma and Centereach head to Farmingville house fire.

Posted 12/22/2017

1053 hours. Farmingville, Ronkonkoma and Holtsville FD's are dispatched to a report of a house fire at 12 Circle Court off Woodbury Road in Farmingville's district.  Units arrive to find an active fire in the attic of a single story private dwelling.  Lines are stretched and additional mutual aid is requested from Centereach and Medford FD's to cover.

Town of Brookhaven Fire Marshals are handling the investigation.

House fire on Tree Road in Centereach

Posted 12/19/2017

2310 hours. Centereach FD responds to a house fire on Tree Road. Arriving units found heavy fire venting out of the upper level of a two story private dwelling. Crews stretched lines into the house and mutual aid was requested from Setauket FD for a RIT and Selden FD for an engine. FD personnel operated on scene for 2 hours. Fire in being investigated by the Brookhaven Town Fire Marshals Office.  There were no injuries.

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