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Flooring store destroyed in Centereach fire.

Posted 1/18/2018

0702 hours. The Centereach Fire Department was dispatched to a reported building fire in the vicinity of Middle Country Road and Elliot Avenue in Lake Grove. Units arrived to find a heavily involved commercial building at 2611 Middle Country Road, one block east of Elliot. Due to the volume of fire, lack of exposures, no life hazard and the anticipated collapse of the building, the Chief ordered an exterior attack. A deck gun was immediately deployed on Centereach engine 2 and ladder 5 went into operation with both of their master streams when they arrived. Mutual aid was requested from the Nesconset Fire Department for their ladder and they went right into operation upon arrival. The Selden and Stony Brook Fire Departments both sent engines to the scene. A portable monitor was setup in the street and crews worked for over an hour to bring the fire under control. The Ronkonkoma Fire Department sent their ladder to the scene for relief and they operated as well.

The Lake Grove Fire Marshal was requested to the scene and upon arrival, determined that the location in within the Town of Brookhaven. Centereach FD dispatch was advised to contact Brookhaven Town Fire Marshals and Suffolk Police Arson. Those two agencies are handling the investigation.

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