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Fire at Wicks Farm in St. James in 1982

Posted 12/25/1982

St. James FD-Commercial building fire-Wicks Farm on Christmas Eve in 1982. 

Fire in a large commercial barn on Wicks Farm. 15 firefighters are injured. St. James, Smithtown and Nesconset operate at the scene for over 8 hours. Chief was Dave Fischler. A portion of the barn was destroyed, an apartment was damaged, equipment, including a beverage distribution truck and holiday decorations were destroyed. Toxic fumes from pesticides, herbicides and other chemicals stored in the barn contributed to the injuries to firefighters. Fire was not deemed suspicious.

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