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Setauket, Centereach and St. James Fire Departments go to dorm fire at SUNY Stony Brook

Posted 2/1/2018

2046 hours. Stony Brook Fire Department was dispatched to a report of an activated fire alarm at Douglass College in the Tabler Quad at SUNY Stony Brook. Units arrived to find an active fire in at least one room on the ground level of the three story building. The working fire was transmitted and mutual aid was requested from the Setauket Fire Department for an engine and a truck, Centereach Fire Department for a truck, St. James Fire Department for their RIT on heavy rescue 4-3-9 and Port Jefferson VAC for a bus. Two lines were stretched and crews laid in from a hydrant that was close to 1000 feet away from the fire. Crews made quick work of the fire and the incident was placed under control within 30 minutes. There were no injuries were reported. 

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Vacant house on the Cenacle grounds in Ronkonkoma burns

Posted 1/30/2018

1626 hours. Ronkonkoma, Farmingville and Nesconset Fire Departments are dispatched to a report of a structure fire on the grounds of the Cenacle off Portion Road and Smith Road in the Ronkonkoma Fire District. Ronkonkoma Assistant Chief Kevin Murray was first in and advised of a heavily involved single story 30X30 private dwelling. Chief Murray had the first due engine lay in and deploy their deck gun. Three 2 and one half inch lines and one inch and three quarter line were stretched and also operated, all from the exterior. Early on, the roof and part of the building collapsed and Chief Murray requested an excavator from the Town of Brookhaven to knock the remainder of the building down.  The main body of fire was knocked down by 1712 hours but units remained on scene until approximately 2000 hours. Ronkonkoma, Holbrook, Farmingville and Nesconset FDs operated at the scene. Centereach FD sent an engine to cover Ronkonkoma for the duration. Fire Marshals from the Town of Brookhaven and Suffolk Police Arson Detectives are handling the origin and cause investigation. There were no injuries,

Link to the Senacle Sisters website: https://www.cenaclesisters.org/ronkonkoma/facilities-and-grounds/

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Fatal Motor vehicle collision in Commack

Posted 1/29/2018

0335 hours. The Commack Fire Department and Commack Ambulance were dispatched to a report of a motor vehicle collision on Commack Road near the overpass to the Northern State Parkway. Units arrived to find a crash involving a tractor trailer and a passenger vehicle. Sadly, the driver of the car died at the scene. The truck driver was not injured.

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Fire at group home in Commack

Posted 1/29/2018

1748 hours. The Commack Fire Department was dispatched to a report of a structure fire at 269 Veterans Highway. Units arrived to find a brush fire that had extended to the vinyl exterior of the building. The fire was quickly extinguished and the area overhauled. A Fire Marshal from the Town of Smithtown Department of Public Safety was called in to handle the origin and cause investigation.

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House fire in Kings Park

Posted 1/28/2018

The Kings Park Fire Department was dispatched to a report of a house fire on Old Road off Old Northport Road at 1726 hours. Units arrived to find an active fire in the basement of a single story private dwelling. The working fire was transmitted bringing an engine from Commack FD, a RIT from Smithtown FD and an ambulance from Commack Ambulance to the scene. Crews stretched a line and quickly extinguished the fire, containing it to the area of origin. A Fire Marshal from the Town of Smithtown Department of Public Safety was called in to handle the origin and cause. The East Northport Fire Department sent an engine and Northport FD sent an ambulance to cover for Kings Park for the duration of the incident. There were no injuries.

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Traffic Collision requires extrication in St. James.

Posted 1/27/2018

At 13:47 hours, the St. James FD was activated for a traffic collision at Lake Avenue and Moriches Road. Units arrived to find a crash involving two vehicles with a subject trapped in the back seat of one of the vehicles.

St. James FD operated with Rescue 9, Engine’s 1, 3, mutual aid ambulances from Stony Brook FD, Nissequogue FD and Nesconset FD. Three patients in total were transported to Stony Brook University with non life-threatening injuries. 

The scene was under control at 2:11PM and all units were released shortly thereafter.

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Commack FD and CVAC deal with multiple overturns due to morning freeze

Posted 1/27/2018

Commack Fire Department and Commack Ambulance were dispatched to numerous vehicle crashes during this morning's cold spell. Thankfully injuries were minor in both of the incidents pictured, which occurred on the parkway.

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St. James FD handles vehicle crash

Posted 1/27/2018

St. James FD responded to Route 25A & Acorn Road for a two car motor vehicle collision. Units arrived to find that both vehicles had left the roadway and were in the woods. St, James operated with an engine, their heavy rescue and an ambulance. The Stony Brook Fire Department also sent an ambulance as St. James second rig was already out on another call.

One subject was transported to Stony Brook University with minor injuries.

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Motor vehicle crash with pin in Nesconset

Posted 1/26/2018

Nesconset Fire Department responds to a motor vehicle collision in front of the Smith Haven Mall on Middle Country Road. Units arrive to find a crash involving two vehicles at Alexander Avenue and Middle Country Road. The driver of one vehicle could not be removed so the driver door was removed by the crew from Heavy Rescue 449. The driver was then extricated and transported to the hospital.

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