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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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3rd house fire in Centereach in the past week.

Posted 2/11/2019

1720 hours. The Centereach Fire Department responds to 17 Minera Lane for a reported house fire. Units arrive to find heavy fire venting out of the upper level and through the roof of a two story wood frame home. Crews stretched two lines into the house and an additional line to protect a boat and a garage that the fire was impinging on. The fire was brought under control within an hour. Crews remained on scene until approximately 1920 hours. The cause of the fire is under investigation. There were no injuries. Selden and Ronkonkoma FD sent units to the scene. Farmingville FD sent an engine to Centereach FD Headquarters to cover.  Video of the fire is available here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=22&v=z9pM76lUp-8

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Fatal overturn on Nicholls Road in Setauket

Posted 2/9/2019

A driver was killed after losing control of her vehicle and overturning earlier today around 11:30am on the northbound side of Nicolls Road. She was rushed to Stony Brook University Hospital with CPR in progress but did not survive.

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Woman crossing Route 347 is struck and killed after being hit by two vehicles.

Posted 2/9/2019

1150 hours. The Smithtown Fire Department responds with Suffolk Police to the intersection of Route 347 and Terry Road in regards to a traffic collision. Units arrive to find that an adult female was struck by two vehicles while walking across the eastbound lanes of Route 347. The woman was pronounced dead at the scene by a Physicians Assistant from the Suffolk County Medical Examiners Office. The road was closed until approximately 0400 hours for the police investigation. 

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Working house fire on Morning Drive in Centereach

Posted 2/8/2019

Just after 9pm the Centereach FD was called to a house 41 Morning Dr. for a reported fire. Upon arrival units were met with heavy smoke and flames shooting through a rear window of the house.  No injuries to fire personnel was reported.

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Commack Fire Department to hold 9th annual blood drive in in memory of Police Officer Glen Ciano this Saturday

Posted 2/7/2019

The Commack Fire Department is hosting their 9th annual blood drive in memory of Suffolk County Police Officer Glen L. Ciano. The drive will be that the main fire house at 6309 Jericho Turnpike on Saturday, February 9th from 0800-1400 hours.

Police Officer Glen Ciano was killed when his patrol car was struck by a vehicle being driven by an intoxicated operator. He was responding to assist a fellow officer who had stopped a vehicle with stolen license plates. His patrol car was struck by a vehicle making a left turn onto Commack Road from Vanderbilt Parkway. The force of the collision sent the patrol car off the road and into a utility pole. The patrol car burst into flames, killing Officer Ciano.


The suspect was arrested at the scene and it was determined that he had been operating his vehicle under the influence of alcohol. In January 2011 he was sentenced to only one to four years in prison in connection with Officer Ciano's death. Police Officer Ciano had served with the Suffolk County Police Department for 22 years and was assigned to the 2nd Precinct. He is survived by his wife and two children.

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Overturn on Larkfield Road in Commack

Posted 2/7/2019

11:49 PM Commack Ambulance responded along with the Commack Fire Department and the Suffolk County Police Department to a motor vehicle accident with a reported overturn in front of 755 Larkfield Road. 

Under the command of CVAC Lieutenant Vollers, 2-16-21, 2-16-19 and 2-16-Medic responded. The vehicle struck a pole and flipped multiple times. The vehicle was secured by Commack Fire Department and the patient was extricated from the vehicle. Commack Ambulance transported one patient to Stony Brook University Hospital in stable condition.

Story and photos from the Commack Volunteer Ambulance Facebook Page. 

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Multiple vehicle crash ties up Veterans Highway in both directions in Hauppauge

Posted 2/6/2019

2029 hours. The Hauppauge Fire Department, Central Islip-Hauppauge Ambulance and Suffolk Police respond to a. traffic collision on Veterans Highway near the entrance to the NYS Office building, Units arrived to find a crash involving at least five vehicles in the eastbound and westbound lanes. The driver of one vehicle was heavily pinned. Crews worked for approximately thirty minutes to extricate the driver. All victims were transported by ambulance to various hospitals.  The roadway was reopened at 2145 hours. 

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Overturn on Havemeyer Lane is Commack

Posted 2/6/2019

0617 hours. Commack Fire Department and Commack Ambulance respond to a traffic collision in the vicinity of 20 Havemeyer Lane. Units arrive to find in overturned vehicle. The occupant was out and sustained minor injures. FD personnel secured the vehicle and CVAC personnel treated the victim. 

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Another vehicle fire in Centereach

Posted 2/5/2019

Centereach Fire Department responds to 16 Sycamore Street and extinguishes a burning ATV. There were no injuries.  The ATV was destroyed.

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Traffic Collision with injuries on the LIE in Hauppauge

Posted 2/5/2019

1142 hrs. The Hauppauge Fire Department responded to a traffic collision on the Long Island Expressway between 56 & 55. While it was dispatched with entrapment, when Hauppauge FD and CI-Hauppauge Community Ambulance arrived, they found that the operator was out of the vehicle with minor injuries. 

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Late night house fire in Centereach

Posted 2/4/2019

2330 hours. Centereach FIre Department responds to 339 Holbrook Road in regards to a report of a fire in the boiler room. Units arrive to find an active fire in a single story private dwelling. The fire is extinguished without incident and there are no injuries. The Selden Fire Department sent a RIT to the scene and Ronkonkoma FD for an engine. 

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Vehicle Fire In Centereach

Posted 2/4/2019

1451 hours. Centereach Fire Department responds to a vehicle fire at the intersection of Horseblock Road and Blydenburgh Road. Units arrive to find a fully involved mini van. The vehicle was a total loss. There were no injuries. 

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Commack Fire Department sends an engine to the scene of a house fire in Dix Hills

Posted 2/2/2019

0330 hours. The Dix Hills Fire Department is dispatched to a residential structure fire at 11 Hickory Hilll Drive. Units arrive to find an active fire on the upper level of a vacant two story colonial. Crews stretch on the fire while mutual aid is requested from the Deer Park Fire Deoartment for a RIT and Commack Fire Department for an engine to the scene. The fire was placed under control within 25 minutes. There were no injuries. The Suffolk County Police Department Arson Squad is investigating.

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House fire in Kings Park

Posted 2/2/2019

1844 hours. Kings Park FD responds to a report of a house on fire at 6 Churchill Road. Units arrive to find an active fire in the house. The fire is extinguished and placed under control in less than 30 minutes. East Northport FD sent a RIT and an ambulance, Commack FD sent an engine, Smithtown FD sent an engine and the Northport FD sent a ladder. The St. James Fire Department sent an engine and an ambulance to cover for the duration of the fire. There were no injuries. Fire Marshals from the Town of Smithtown, Suffolk County and Detectives from the Suffolk County Arson squad are investigating. 

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Woman jumps out of ambulance in Lake Grove

Posted 2/1/2019

Suffolk County Police Sixth Squad detectives are investigating an incident in which a woman jumped out of a stopped ambulance in Lake Grove this evening.
 
Marlena Berretta jumped out of an ambulance that was stopped at a light on New Moriches Road, at approximately 5:50 p.m. She was being transported from Stony Brook University Hospital Comprehensive Psychiatric Emergency Program (CPEP) to South Oaks Hospital in Amityville. Berretta fled eastbound on Route 347.
 
Berretta 29, is undomiciled. Her last known address was 29 Center Lane, Levittown. Berretta is white, 5 feet, 4 inches tall and approximately 110 pounds. She has brown hair and brown eyes.
 
Anyone with information is asked to call Sixth Squad detectives at 631-854-8641 or 911.

Above information is a press release from the Suffolk County Police Department.

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Traffic collision with car fire on the Long Island Expressway in Hauppauge

Posted 2/1/2019

02-01-2019 1522 HRS. Mva / Vehicle Fire LIE Exit 57-56 westbound. There were no injuries. Traffic was bad has this fire necessitated closing down Westbound traffic for at least a twenty minutes. Engines 4,1,3 and HR 9 operated at this incident under the command of 2nd Asst Chief Brett Martinez

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Commack FD responds to an automatic alarm, encounters working house fire.

Posted 1/28/2019

The Commack FIre Department is dispatched to an activated fire alarm at 10 Long Bow Court. Units arrive to find an active fire in the attic of a single story ranch type dwelling. Crews went right to work, stretching and operating two hose lines. Mutual aid was requested from the Kings Park Fire Department to the scene and from the Nesconset Fire Department to cover. Commack Ambulance transported two occupants of the building to the hospital with smoke inhalation. The fire was brought under control within 30 minutes. FIre Marshals from the Town of Smithtown Department of Public Safety and from the Commack Fire District are investigating the cause. 

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Truck fire on Express Drive South in Hauppauge

Posted 1/25/2019

 1722 hrs., In front of 2910 Express Drive South Engines 4,1,Heavy Rescue 9 under the joint command of Asst. Chiefs Walker and Martinez operated at this fire involving a flat bed truck that was being towed to a local shop after just having been in an accident in Farmingville,. As you can see besides being heavily damaged in the previous accident the fire pretty much took care of the rest. The fire appeared to have started in the left rear tandem wheels possibly from either a flat tire or a brake problem. Info via Home of the Sneakers

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Search for missing subject in Blydenburgh County Park

Posted 1/24/2019

0112 hours. The Smithtown Fire Department was requested to respond to Blydenburgh County Park in regards to a search for a possible missing subject. Additional manpower and divers were requested from the St. James and Nesconset Fire Departments as well as the Hampton Bays Fire Department for their hovercraft. SCPD uniform, K-9, Suffolk County Park Rangers and Smithtown Park Rangers were also at the scene. The area was searched until approximately 0430 hours with negative results. At that time, all fire service personnel cleared from the scene.  Suffolk Police continue to investigate.

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Another vehicle fire on the Sunken Meadow Parkway

Posted 1/23/2019

1857 hours. Commack Fire Department responds to a vehicle fire on the northbound Sunken Meadow Parkway near Harned Road. The fire was quickly extinguished by Evan Rolla and the rest of the crew from 2-11-3.

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