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Latest News

Fatal crash on Route 347 in Smithtown

Posted 2/18/2018

1215 hours. The Smithtown Fire Department was dispatched to a traffic collision on Route 347 at Route 111.

This is the information provided by the Suffolk County Police Department:

Suffolk County Police Fourth Squad detectives are investigating a two-vehicle crash that killed a woman in Hauppauge today.
 Patrick Chestnut was driving a 2014 Mazda eastbound on Nesconset Highway when he attempted to make a turn at Route 111 and his vehicle crashed head-on with a 2017 Honda traveling westbound on Nesconset Highway at approximately 12:15 p.m. The driver of the Honda, Robert Sheehan, 73, of Lake Ronkonkoma, was transported to Stony Brook University Hospital with serious injuries.  His wife, Lorraine Sheehan, 70, was transported to St. Catherine’s of Siena Medical Center in Smithtown, where she was pronounced dead. Chestnut, 32, of Fairfield, Ohio, and his passenger Karma Spear, 31, of Bay Shore, were both transported to Stony Brook University Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

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Ronkonkoma FD handles a vehicle fire on the Long Island Expressway

Posted 2/18/2018

0620 hours. The Ronkonkoma Fire Department is dispatched to a report of a vehicle on fire on the Long Island Expressway. Units arrived to find an involved auto on the eastbound shoulder between exits 59 and 60. The fire was extinguished without incident and there were no injuries.

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Kings Park makes quick work of Laundromat fire

Posted 2/17/2018

The Kings Park Fire Department is dispatched to a report of a building fire at 141 Main Street. Units arrive to find the building filling with smoke. Assistant Chief Clark has the alarm re-transmitted, orders a line into the building and had the 2nd due engine pick up a hydrant. The fire was quickly located in a dryer and the duct work for same. The hand line was charged and the fire was quickly extinguished. Fans were setup to vent the building while crews overhauled.  The FD operated at the scene for approximately 40 minutes. A Fire Marshal from the Town of Smithtown Department of Public Safety was called to the scene to handle the investigation.

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Ronkonkoma handles Car vs pole in Lake Grove

Centereach FD is called to early morning house fire in Farmingville

Smithtown Chief's Council holds annual dinner

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Setauket sends a truck to early morning Terryville blaze

Posted 2/5/2018

At approximately 0400 hours, the Terryville Fire Department was dispatched to a reported house on fire at 5 Clematis Street in Port Jefferson Station. Arriving units encountered heavy fire venting from an occupied single story private dwelling.  A quick check confirmed that all of the occupants were accounted for and crews pushed in on the fire. Mutual aid was requested from Mt. Sinai, Port Jefferson, Setauket and Selden FD at the scene and the Coram Fire Department sent an engine to cover Terryville for the duration.Fire Marshals from the Town of Brookhaven are handling the origin and cause investigation.

There were no injuries.

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Setuaket and St. James assist Stony Brook FD at house fire.

Posted 2/4/2018

1115 hours. The Stony Brook Fire Department is dispatched to a report of a house fire at 29 Woodbine Avenue off Dogwood Road. Units arrive to find active fire in one of the walls with wires down and burning outside. A working fire was transmitted bringing Setauket FD to the scene with an engine, ladder and an ambulance and the St. James Fire Department with a RIT. Crews made quick work of the fire, all searches were negative and all units cleared from the scene within an hour.  The Brookhaven Town Fire Marshals Office is handling the origin and cause investigation.

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