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St. James FD-Vehicles slams into house and burns

Posted 10/9/2017

$ people were injured when a driver lost control the their vehicle, leaving the roadway and slamming into a house on Bayberry Drive. A responding Suffolk Police Officer removed one of the occupants from the vehicle. FD personnel from St. James, Nesconset and Stony Brook FD's responded.

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Commack FD-Vehicle crashes into Restaurant, vehicle and restaurant burn, driver dies

Posted 10/1/2017

Alleged street racing resulted in a vehicle leaving the roadway and crashing into the Casa Luis Restaurant on Jericho Turnpike this morning. The vehicle and building both burned, along with the occupant of the vehicle. The restaurant owners were asleep in the apartment above the restaurant but were able to escape without injury. Commack FD was assisted at the scene by Hauppauge, Kings Park and Smithtown FD's. Damage to the building was heavy.

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Ronkonkoma FD-Multi vehicle crash on Patchogue-Holbrook Road injures 2

Posted 10/1/2017

Ronkonkoma FD responds to a motor vehicle collision at Patchogue-Holbrook Road and Union Avenue in Holbrook. Units arrived to find a crash involving two vehicles. FD personnel extricated, packaged and transported the drivers of both vehicles to the hospital.

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Kings Park FD-Man mowing lawn is struck and killed by motorist

Posted 9/29/2017

Kings Park FD was dispatched to an MVC on Sunken Meadow Road. Units arrived to find that a man mowing a lawn on Sunken Meadow Road was struck by a motorist. Police and FD personnel performed CPR on the victim, who succumbed to his injuries. The driver of the vehicle was charged with DWI.

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Ronkonkoma FD-Car fire spreads to house in Lake Grove

Posted 9/11/2017

Ronkonkoma FD is dispatched to a report of a vehicle fire on Fredrick Avenue. Units arrive to find a vintage Corvette burning in the driveway and extending to the house. The alarm was restransmitted as a structure fire, bringing Nesconset and Farmingville FD's to the scene. The fire was quickly extinguished. The vehicle was a total loss but the house sustained only moderate damage. The Lake Grove Fire Marshals Office is investigating.

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Hauppauge FD-Crash with overturn and ejection on Motor Parkway

Posted 8/22/2017

Hauppauge FD and CI-Hauppauge VAC were dispatched to a motor vehicle crash on Motor Parkway. Units arrive to find a collision between two vehicles, one of which had overturned. The occupants were on the ground and injured. A total of 4 subjects were transported.

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Smithtown Fire Department-House fire on Steven Place

Posted 8/9/2017

The Smithtown Fire Department was called to respond to a report of a house fire at 8 Steven Place. Arriving units encountered heavy fire venting out the attic of a large two-story colonial. Crews stretched lines on the fire and began their VES, while mutual aid was requested from the Hauppauge Fire Department for a RIT and from the Nesconset Fire Department for an engine to the scene.

The fire was quickly extinguished without incident or injury. Chief of Department Michael Landrigan was the OIC.

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Hauppauge FD-Bus fire on the Long Island Expressway

Posted 8/3/2017

1817 hours. The Hauppauge Fire Department responds on a telephone alarm reporting a vehicle on fire on the Long Island Expressway. As this was a border call, the East Brentwood Fire Department was also dispatched. Units found a large coach bus burning on the west bound side of the LIE, just west of the exit 55 Motor Parkway overpass. At the time of the fire, there had been 52 persons on the bus. All of them exited safely and without injury.

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Smithtown FD-Vehicle fire on Landing Avenue

Posted 7/19/2017

The Smithtown Fire Department was dispatched to a reported motor vehicle collision in the vicinity of 341 Landing Avenue. Units arrived to find that a vehicle had left the roadway, striking a tree. A fire ensued, which destroyed the vehicle. The lone occupant self extricated and was transported via ambulance to the hospital.

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Smithtown and Hauppauge respond to MVC with fire on Townline Road

Posted 7/19/2017

1657 hours. While the Smithtown Fire Department was operating at a near drowning and a motor vehicle crash with a car fire, they were tapped out for a second crash and fire in front of 839 Townline Road. The Hauppauge Fire Department was dispatched to cover the call. Units arrived to find that a GMC Yukon had left the roadway, striking a tree on the north side of the street and catching fire. While FD units were en-route, two Hauppauge firefighters were flagged down and were able to extricate the unconscious driver. The victim was transported by ambulance to the hospital. Cudos to Hauppauge Firefighters Steve Matteo and Lieutenant Shaun Mooney for a job well done.

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