February 28, 2023, 0117 hours. The Setauket Fire Department is dispatched to 19 Franko Lane in regard to a report of a house on fire with burn victims. Units arrive to find heavy fire in a single story private dwelling. With high winds fanning the flames, crews stretched lines on the fire, while EMS crews packaged and transported 5 occupants to Stony Brook hospital with burns and smoke inhalation.
Mutual aid was requested from the Ronkonkoma, Selden, Stony Brook University Ambulance, Port Jefferson Ambulance, Port Jefferson FD, Stony Brook FD, Terryville FD, Miller Place, Coram FD Centereach and the Nesconset Fire Departments.
The house was a total loss. The cause of the fire is being investigated by Fire Marshals from the Town of Brookhaven and Suffolk Arson Detectives.
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