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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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Woman drives into Millers Pond

Posted 12/16/2018

1750 hours. The Smithtown Fire Department is dispatched to Millers Pond on Maple Avenue in regards to a report of a vehicle in the water. Units arrive to find a Toyota Camry submerged in the pond approximately 50 feet off shore. The lone occupant had already been removed by a passing motorist. FD personnel from Smithtown entered the water and checked to confirm that there were no other occupants within the vehicle. Smithtown FD EMS transported the victim and rescuer to the hospital. The St. James and Nesconset Fire Department Dive Teams were also at the scene. Suffolk County Park Rangers are investigating. 

Vehicle fire on Wood Road in Centereach

Posted 12/13/2018

1750 hours. Centereach Fire Department responds to a report of a car fire on Wood Road, north of Middle Country Road. Units arrive to find a Porsche Cayenne Turbo burning in front of 42 Wood Road. Chief of Department Robert Corley operated with Engines 2, 9 and Fire Police. Crews used hydraulic tools to enter the passenger compartment to extinguish the fire. There were no injuries. 

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Fatal fire in Farmingville

Posted 12/9/2018

2334 hours. The Farmingville Fire Department is dispatched to a report of a house fire on Elder Avenue off of Blue Point Road. Arriving units encounter heavy fire in a two story multiple dwelling. Crews made an aggressive push but were forced back due to the heavy volume of fire. Multiple lines hand lines and a tower ladder were used to extinguish the fire. The fire was placed under control at approximately 0440 hours. Coram Fire Department sent an engine,  Medford Ambulance sent a rig  to Farmingville to cover. Medford FD sent an engine to the scene. Holbrook Fire Department sent an ambulance and an engine, Selden sent an engine to the scene,  Centereach sent a RIT to the scene, Holtsville sent a ladder to the scene, Ronkonkoma Fire Department sent an engine to the scene, North Patchogue FD sent an engine to the scene.   Crews were still on scene dealing with hot spots until mid day. Heavy machinery was brought in from the Town of Brookhaven to pull the remains of the structure apart so that the fire departments could fully extinguish the fire. Suffolk Police homicide detectives, Suffolk Police Arson detectives and Brookhaven Town Fire Marshals are investigating. 

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House fire on Farm Road in Head of the Harbor

Posted 12/6/2018

St. James and Nesconset Fire Departments are dispatched at 0024 hours to a report of a house fire at 46 Farm Road. Units arrived to find heavy fire in a vacant two story wood frame dwelling (#35 Farm Road) set back approximately 200 feet from the road. This was an exterior operation due to a collapse of part of the building. Ryan Davis was the OIC and operated with units from St. James, Nissequogue, Nesconset, Smithtown, Stony Brook, Centereach and Stony Brook Volunteer Ambulance.  The fire was placed under control at 0224 hours. Smithtown Fire Marshals and Suffolk arson handle the investigation. Deck gun from engine 4-3-3 as well as a 2 ½ and two 1 ¾ hand lines were utilized. There were no injuries. 

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CO Emergency in Lake Grove

Posted 12/3/2018

Ronkonkoma FD responds to a carbon monoxide alarm activation at 11 Moriches Road. Units arrived to find the house filled with smoke and a fire around the oil burner. The fire was quickly extinguished and the house vented. There were no injuries. The Nesconset Fire Department sent their rescue truck to assist with ventilation. 

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Commack sends ladder to cover for Brentwood during house fire

Posted 12/2/2018

Brentwood FD responds to 16 Hewes Street in regards to a structure fire. Units arrive to find heavy fire in the basement of a two story private dwelling. Crews stretch while mutual aid is requested from Central Islip, Islip Terrace, Deer Park, Ebay Shore, East Brentwood and Commack. Crews pushed in as the fire advanced to the second floor. The fire was knocked down within an hour. 

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Automatic alarm leads firefighters to heating unit fire at Nesconset Elementary

Posted 12/2/2018

Nesconset Fire Department responds to an activated fire alarm at the Old Nesconset Elementary School next to fire headquarters. Arriving units encounter a smoke condition in the building. The alarm is retransmitted as a structure fire bringing units from St. James, Lakeland, Ronkonkoma and Centereach to the scene. The problem was found to be within a heating unit. The unit was shut down, the building vented and all units were back in service within an hour. 

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Pedestrian struck on Kings Park Road in Commack

Posted 11/30/2018

Suffolk County Police Fourth Squad detectives are investigating a crash that seriously injured a teenage pedestrian in Commack yesterday evening.
 
George Geevarghese was driving a 2003 Jaguar X-Type southbound on Kings Park Road when he struck a 16-year-old male pedestrian, who may have been crossing the road from east to west, at approximately 7:20 p.m.
 
The pedestrian, a Chinese national attending school in the United States and residing in Commack, was transported to Stony Brook University Hospital in serious but stable condition. Geevarghese, 69, of Commack, was not injured.
 
The vehicle was impounded for a safety check.
 
The investigation is continuing. Detectives are asking anyone with information to call the Fourth Squad at 631-854-8452 or anonymously to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-220-TIPS.

Information above is from SCPD Press Release. 

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St. James Fire Department and Smithown Bay Constables assist Stony Brook Fire Department with search for swimmer

Posted 11/27/2018

1620 hours. Bay Constables from the Town of Smithtown respond along with Suffolk Police and the Stony Brook Fire Department in regards to a 911 call reporting a swimmer in distress in the area of the Stony Brook Yacht Club. Units arrived and requested additional boats from St. James and Setauket  Fire Departments to try and search the area. Suffolk Police aviation was also involved. After further investigation, it was determined that the swimmer that the caller saw was never in distress and had gone home. NYS DEC police and Stony Brook Ambulance were also on the scene. All units cleared from the scene by 1800.

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Truck fire in Ronkonkoma

Posted 11/24/2018

0708 hours. The Ronkonkoma Fire Department is dispatched to a report of a vehicle fire in front of 20 Lake Terrace Road. Units arrive to find a fire in the trash compartment of a garbage truck. The truck was being used to pickup bags of leaves and the leaves were burning.  The truck was dumped and firefighters extinguished the fire.  A payload and dump truck were called in to pickup the debris and to clear the roadway.

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Truck vs Bldg in Nesconset

Posted 11/23/2018

The Nesconset Fire Department is dispatched to 610 Middle Country Road in regards traffic collision. Units arrive to find that a tow truck struck a wall at the Goodyear Store. There were no injuries and damage was minor. A Fire Marshal and a Building Inspector were called to the scene. 

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Commack sends RIT to Dix Hills house fire

Posted 11/23/2018

18:20 hours. Dix Hills Fire Department responds to a report of a house on fire at 328 Vanderbilt Parkway. Units arrive and find a small fire within the structure. The mutual aid plan is initiated bringing in units from other departments, including a RIT from Commack. The fire was quickly extinguished without incident. 

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Turkey Fryer Safety Video from our friends at the NFPA and the Texas State Fire Marshals Office.

It was a quiet Thanksgiving, but...be safe and have patience today.

Posted 11/22/2018

Buckle up, drive safely and shop smart.

 

 

 

 

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Pedestrian hit by vehicle in Kings Park

Posted 11/21/2018

0509 hours. The Kings Park Fire Department responds to a vehicle pedestrian on Route 25a near Ashland Drive. The pedestrian was transported to the hospital with serious injuries. The driver of the vehicle remained on the scene. 

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Fatal single car crash on the Northern State Parkway in Commack

Posted 11/20/2018

1022 hours. The Commack Fire Department was dispatched with CVAC, SCPD and the NYS Police to a traffic collision on the Northern State Parkway. Units arrived to find the a single vehicle had left the roadway, stoking a number of signs and a pole, overturned, landing upside down between the guardrail and the inside wall of the New Highway overpass. The lone occupant was ejected and was pronounced dead a the hospital. The westbound Northern State Parkway was closed for a few hours for the State Police investigation.

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Nissequogue FD responds with tanker to fatal house fire in Bayville, 35 miles away

Posted 11/20/2018

2358 hours. The Bayville Fire Department (in Nassau County) responds to a working house fire at 300 Centre Island Road in Centre Island. With heavy fire showing in much of the large two story private dwelling, mutual aid was requested from numerous Nassau County Fire Departments including but not limited to Oyster Bay, Locust Valley as well as for the 4400 gallon tanker from the Nissequogue Fire Department. 4-5-4 responds to the scene and operates for approximately 2 ½ hours.  Firefighters from numerous departments operated for hours. Bayville even pressed their fire boat into service to help battle this wind driven blaze. Firefighters recovered the body of an adult male from within the building. Nissequogue was released and back in quarters by 0400 hours.  The cause of the fire is under investigation by Fire Marshals from Nassau County. 

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House fire in Smithtown

Posted 11/19/2018

1224 hours. The Smithtown Fire Department was dispatched to a report of a house on fire at 5 Patricia Court. Units arrived and quickly extinguished a small fire in one room. Kings Park Fire Department sent a RIT to the scene and St. James sent an engine to cover. The case of the fire is being investigated by Fire Marshals from the Town of Smithtown Department of Public Safety. There were no injuries. 

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Hazardous Materials Incident in Hauppauge

Posted 11/16/2018

1945 hours. The Hauppauge FIre Department responds to Old Willets Path and Oser Avenue for a reported fuel spill. While en-route, units are advised that this is reported as an unknown substance on the roadway. Crews arrive to find the road surface coated in an unknown blue liquid. Roads in the immediate area are shutdown to prevent exposure and further expansion of the affected area. Fire Marshals from the Town of Smithtown Department of Public Safety respond along with the Islip Town Haz-Mat team. An investigation determines that the substance is a a non-toxic chemical mixture used to coat vitamin supplements. Two drums of the substance fell off a truck and onto the roadway during a local delivery. Under the direction of the NYS DEC, the road surfaces were flushed and then sanded. All roads were reopened at approximately 2215 hours. There were no injuries. 

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Heavy Rescue in Kings Park

Posted 11/14/2018

1840 hours. The Kings Park Fire Department is dispatched to a traffic collision at Old Route 25A and Fort Salonga Road. Units arrived to find a crash involving two vehicles. FD personnel extricated the occupants and EMS transported. There were no serious injuries. 

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