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Fire rips through Nissequogue Mansion

Posted 5/25/2019

1540 hours. The Nissequogue Fire Department responds to 546 Long Beach Road in regards to an activated fire alarm. Units arrive to find heavy smoke in an unoccupied 10,000 square foot private dwelling. Crews forced entry and encountered heavy fire on all floors of the three story building. FD personnel picked up a hydrant on Long Beach Road and dropped a supply line down the street and up the 3-400 foot long driveway. After making an initial push into the house, crews were ordered out when much of the upper floors collapsed. An exterior attack was mounted by members of multiple departments using hand lines and a deck gun. Once the fire was knocked down, crews re-entered the house to complete extinguishment. The fire was placed under control at 1805. Two firefighters suffered minor injuries. Firefighters left the scene at approximately 2130 hours but returned back to extinguish a number of hot spots at approximately 0030 hours on 5/26.

Mutual aid was provided by the following agencies:
Commack Fire Department-Engine to the scene
Hauppauge Fire Department-Engine and Ladder to the scene
Smithtown Fire Department-Engine and Heavy Rescue to the scene
St. James Fire Department-Engine and Ambulance to the scene
Centereach Fire Department-Ladder to the scene
Setauket Fire Department-Engine to cover, then moved up to the scene
Stony Brook Fire Department-Engine and Ambulance to cover, redirected to the scene

Because Long Beach Road is a narrow street and is the only way in and out of Long Beach, all apparatus not being used were parked at Long Beach. 

The cause of the fire is being investigated by Fire Marshals from the Town of Smithtown along with detectives from the Suffolk County Police Department Arson Squad.

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