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This is home of the Suburban Fire Marshal blog. The purpose of this site is to provide real time and accurate fire news and information for the Smithtown Township and the Village of Lake Grove in NY.

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Ronkonkoma Fire Department to hold Community Day at the firehouse on April 27th

Blood drive at Commack Ambulance on April 23rd from 3PM to 9PM.

Posted 4/20/2019

The New York Blood Drive has teamed up with one of Commack Ambulances Youth Squad Members; Cole Darienzo to host a Bloodstock at 200 Burr Road on Tuesday April 23rd from 3pm-9pm. 

The only difference between a Bloodstock and a Blood Drive is that the entire event is being ran by a young member under the age of 18. 

Cole Darienzo joined the Ambulance Corp in July of 2018 at 16 years old. Cole has been a great asset to the Ambulance Corp. being actively involved in riding on the ambulance, trainings that are held, helping on several committees and currently the Youth Squad Captain all while taking AP classes at Commack High School and maintaining above average grades. 

Cole is currently enrolled in an EMT class and hopes to one day go premed. Cole's goal for this Bloodstock is to raise at least 50+ pints of blood which will get him a $500 scholarship to his school of choice. So please come out and donate to help those who are in desperate need of blood and to help Cole further his education. 

Should you have any questions about the Bloodstock please contact Cole at cdarienzo@commackambulance.org

 

Information courtesy of Commack Volunteer Ambulance CorpInformation courtesy of Commack Volunteer Ambulance Corp

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37th annual St. James 5K will be Saturday, April 20, 2019

Car fire in Commack Costco parking lot

Posted 4/19/2019

1043 hours. The Commack Fire Department responds to a vehicle fire in the Costco parking lot on Garret Place off Crooked Hill Road. Units arrive to find an active fire in the engine compartment of a passenger vehicle. The fire is extinguished without incident and there were no injuries. 

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Nesconset and Ronkonkoma Fire Departments both send units to fire on Easton Street in Lakeland.

Posted 4/19/2019

2305 hours. Lakeland FIre Department responds to 820 Easton Street in regards to a report of a building fire. Units arrive to find an active fire in a structure with autoexposure to a large propane tank and a second structure. Mutual aid is requested from Nesconset FD for a RIT, Ronkonkoma FD for an engine and Holbrook for a ladder. Three hose lines were stretched and operated. Additional mutual aid provided by Central Islip FD (engine to cover), Bohemia FD, Central Islip Hauppauge ambulance and Sayville Community Ambulance. All visible fire was knocked down just before 0030 hours. Suffolk Police Arson Detectives are investigating.

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St. James Past Chief Richard Hunter passes

Posted 4/17/2019

It is with deep regret the Chiefs Office of the St. James Volunteer Fire Department announces that 45 year member, and Past Chief Richard Hunter has answered his last alarm. We ask that you please keep Richard and his family is your prayers at this most difficult time. 

Memorial services are as follows:

Fives Smithtown Funeral Home
31 Landing Avenue
Smithtown, NY 1187

Friday, April 19, 2019 - 7:00pm-9:00pm

Saturday, April 20, 2019 - 2:00pm-4:00pm & 7:00pm-9:00pm

Firematic Service:

Saturday, April 20, 2019 at 8:00pm

In lieu of flowers, the family wishes that donations will be made to the Suffolk County Burn Center or the National Parks Foundation.

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Vehicle fire in Hauppauge

Posted 4/17/2019

1555hrs The Hauppauge Fire Department responds to a vehicle fire on Express Drive South between Wheeler Road and Roosevelt Boulevard. Engines 4 & 1 operated under the command of Engine 1 Captain Patrick Sieczkowski.
Engine 3 was redirected to an auto accident on the LIE due to someone rubber necking relating to the vehicle fire. The vehicle a 2017 Subaru was heavily damaged but the male operator was uninjured. Fire was possibly caused by a fuel system problem. 
One person was injured at the Mva and transported to the hospital by Central Islip-Hauppauge Ambulance.

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House fire on Walter Street in Ronkonkoma

Posted 4/17/2019

1318 hours. Ronkonkoma, Nesconset, Lakeland and Farmingville Fire Departments are dispatched to a report of a house fire on Walter Street in the Ronkonkoma Fire District. Units arrive to find a heavy fire condition in a two story wood frame dwelling. Multiple lines are stretched and additional mutual aid is requested from the Holbrook, Bohemia, Selden and Holtsville Fire Departments for manpower and coverage.  One of the occupants of this house is a member of the Ronkonkoma Fire Department. Thankfully no one was injured but the family lost everything. A Gofundme page has been setup  and can be accessed by clicking the link below.

 

 

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Early morning shed fire on Meryl Lane in Nesconset

Posted 4/6/2019

0348 hours. Nesconset, St. James, Ronkonkoma and Lakeland Fire Departments are dispatched to a report of a house on fire at 18 Meryl Lane off Florence Street in the Nesconset Fire District. Units arrive and find a large wood shed burning in the rear yard. The fire is extinguished and crews clear from the scene by 0515 hours. Fire Marshals from the Town of Smithtown Department of Public Safety were on scene investigating.  There were no injuries, although a number of pigeons died in the fire.

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Centereach sends an ladder to Selden house fire on Hawkins Road.

Posted 4/5/2019

0309 hours. The Selden Fire Department responded to a fire at 685 Hawkins Road. The fire appears to have started outside of the garage and extended into the space above the garage. The fire was placed under control within 30 minutes and crews remained on scene for over an hour. Fire Marshals from the Town of Brookhaven are handling the investigation. Mutual aid provided by Terryville, Centereach and Farmingville FD. 

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House fire on Cabin Lane in Setauket

Posted 4/4/2019

1754 Hours. The Setauket Fire Department was toned out for a reported house on fire at 1 Cabin Lane off Longhorn Lane. Units arrived to find a well involved dwelling. Crews attacked the fire from the exterior while a water supply was established. Fire was knocked down by 1810 hours and placed under control shortly thereafter. Crews rescued two dogs from the fire. Terryville sent an engine to the scene and another to cover. Selden to cover, Centereach to the scene, Port Jefferson ladder to the scene. Brookhaven Town Fire Marshals are investigating. 

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Commercial building fire in Commack

Posted 4/4/2019

1701 hours. The Commack Fire Department is dispatched to 2171 Jericho Turnpike for smoke in the building. Units arrived to find smoke pushing from a three story office building. FD personnel stretched lines through the main entrance while others searched and assisted in the evacuation of the occupants. Mutual aid was requested from the East Northport FD for a ladder, Kings Park FD for a ladder and an engine, The fire was located in an enclosed wall space on the front of the building and quickly extinguished. The fire area was overhauled and the building vented. Crews remained on scene for just under two hours. Fire Marshals from the Town of Smithtown Department of Public Safety are investigating. Commack Ambulance was on scene along with Greenlawn and Dix Hills EMS (Cyanide Response). There were no injuries.

 

At about the same time, the Brentwood Fire Department went out on a house fire on Park Avenue. That was a working fire and Commack was requested for a RIT. Commack was unable to respond due to this fire. 

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House fire in Commack

Posted 4/4/2019

1310 hours. Commack FD responds to a report of a house on fire at 105 New Highway. The report through 911 was that a neighbor sees the front and side of the house on fire. Units arrived to find that neighbors had knocked the fire down with garden hoses. FD personnel completed extinguishment and overhauled the area. The fire was confined to the exterior of the house and involved vegetation and PVC siding on the front of the house.  Fire Marshals from the Town of Smithtown Department of Public Safety are investigating. 

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Basement fire in Ronkonkoma

Posted 4/4/2019

0959 hours. Ronkonkoma FD responds to 116 Patchogue Holbrook Road for a reported house on fire. Crews arrive to find an active fire in he basement of a dwelling. One line was stretched and operated. Mutual aid was provided by Farmingville FD for a ladder, Holtsville FD for a ladder, Holbrook for an engine, Nesconset FD for an engine, Lakeland FD for an engine.  Centereach FD sent an ambulance to cover.  Town of Brookhaven Fire Marshals are handling the investigation.

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Single vehicle crash with overturn on Fifty Acre Road in St. James

Posted 4/3/2019

1757 hours. The St. James Fire Department and the Head of the Harbor Police Department respond to Edgewood Avenue and Fifty Acre Road in regards to a reported traffic collision. Units arrive to find an SUV on its side in the middle Fifty Acre Road. The lone occupant had self-extricated. FD personnel transported the subject to the hospital and secured the vehicle. The scene was turned over to the police department.

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HVAC units burns up at Millers Ale House in Lake Grove

Posted 4/2/2019

0557 hours. Centereach Fire Department responds Millers Ale House at 4000 Middle Country Road in regards to an automatic alarm. Units arrive to find the fire alarm system active and smoke in the building. Crews quickly identified the problem within an HVAC unit on the roof. Power and gas to the unit was shut off and the building was ventilated to clear the smoke. The Lake Grove Fire Marshal performed a full inspection of the restaurant and gave them a clean bill of health. The restaurant opened at their normal time.

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House burns on North Washington Avenue in Centereach

Posted 4/1/2019

0534 hours. Centereach Fire Department responds to a report of a brush fire in the vicinity of North Washington Avenue and Oxhead Road. Units arrive and after a brief search of the area, find a house burning at 199 North Washington Avenue. The alarm is re-toned as a structure fire and mutual aid is requested from Ronkonkoma, Holtsville, Farmingville, Selden, Setauket and Stony Brook to the scene. Holbrook FD sent an ambulance to cover and Terryville sent an engine to cover. The fire was placed under control within 35 minutes. All units released at 0820 hours. The house was a total loss. Town of Brookhaven Fire Marshals and Suffolk Police Arson Detectives are investigating. There were no injuries. 

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Commack FD, Kings Park FD and CVAC assist East Northport FD at brush fire.

Posted 3/30/2019

 Photos and story via East Northport FD Facebook Page:

This morning just after 11:30 ENFD firefighters responded to a large brush fire on privately owned property between Deposit Rd and 5th Avenue, adjacent to the Town of Huntington landfill. 

Upon arrival of Chiefs Dan Flanagan and Tom Bourne the location of the fire was confirmed and access locations and a command post were established. A full response from ENFD as well as Mutual aids for brush trucks and additional resources were immediately requested due to the size of the fire, the anticipated quick spread due to the strong wind conditions, proximity to nearby structures and the hazard of the nearby Iroquois pipeline which is a large underground natural gas line that runs from Canada to New York along the trail. 

Firefighters operated on scene for just under three hours. Approximately three acres of brush were burned in total. 
The gas pipeline was not affected nor were any of the near by structures. There were no injuries. 

Approximately 75 emergency personnel from numerous agencies operated at the scene with 7 brush trucks, 4 engines, 3 ambulances, 1 paramedic, as well as fire police and a rehab/support unit. 

Mutual aid was provided by Northport, Commack, Greenlawn, Kings Park, Dix Hills Fire Department’s and the Commack Volunteer Ambulance Corps.

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Commercial building fire in Hauppauge

Posted 3/29/2019

The Hauppauge Fire Department was dispatched to 60 Davids Drive on a telephone alarm reporting a building fire. Units arrived and advised of nothing showing from the exterior of Castella Imports. Employees advised of an active fire inside the building. Crews entered and noted a moderate smoke condition throughout the ground level warehouse area of the 95,000 square foot building. FD personnel determined that the fire had been extinguished by employees using portable fire extinguishers and the burned debris had been removed from the building. FD personnel confirmed that there was no extension and vented the building. A number of employees were evaluated at the scene by EMS but were not transported. Fire Marshals from the Town of Smithtown and from the Hauppauge Fire District are handling the investigation.

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Vehicle fire on Nichols Road in Centereach

Posted 3/27/2019

0952 hours. Centereach Fire Department responds to a vehicle fire at Middle Country Road and Nicholls Road. Units arrive to find an involved auto. The fire was extinguished without incident. There were no injuries. 

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