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Nesconset FD-Dryer fire smokes out Hill Avenue home

June 19, 2022, 1549 hours.The Nesconset, Ronkonkoma, Lakeland and St. James Fire Departments are dispatched to a report of a basement fire at 18 Hill Avenue in the Nesconset Fire District. Units arrive to find a dryer fire on the lower level of a two story private dwelling. Nesconset FD Chief of Department Frank Ragona transmitted a working fire, adding the Centereach, Stony Brook and Smithtown Fire Departments to the alarm. Ronkonkoma’s engine was first due and crews stretched and line while the chauffeur picked up the hydrant. The fire was extinguished with one hand line. The dryer was removed from the building and the laundry room was overhauled. The residents escaped without injury after being alerted by a smoke detector in the hallway. Fire Marshals from the Town of Smithtown are handling the investigation. Photos courtesy of Peter Mitchell.

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