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Historic Smithtown mansion destroyed by fire.

Posted 3/26/2018

1957 hours.The Smithtown Fire Department was dispatched to a report of a structure fire at 227 Edgewood Avenue off Teapot Lane.

Units arrived to find heavy fire rolling out of a two and a half story 13,000 square foot mansion. The fire was re-toned as work and

Smithtown FD units picked up hydrants and went right into a defensive exterior attak using a deck gun, large lines and a tower ladder.


On scene were Smithtown Chief of Department Michael Landrigan operated at the scene with Assistant Chiefs Fitzpatrick, Diecidue, Duckham, Engines 4-2-2, 4-2-3, 4-2-4, 4-2-5 and 4-2-15, Ladder 4-2-7, Rescue 4-2-9, Fire Police 4-2-10, Ambulances 4-2-61, 4-2-62, 4-2-63, 4-2-64.Mutual aid was provided by the St. James Fire Department, Nesconset Fire Department, Kings Park Fire Department, Hauppauge Fire Department, Nissequogue Fire Department, Commack Volunteer Ambulance and CI/Hauppauge Ambulance.


Due to the collapse of most of the building, the Town of Smithtown Highway Department was called in to demolish the building and to spread out the burning debris so that the fire department could completely extinguish the fire.


The fire was placed under control at 2221 hours and units cleared the scene at around midnight. The FD was called back to the scene twice overnight to deal with hotspots. There were no injuries.

This building was a roughly 173-year-old mansion known as "Ebo Hill". The dilipidated building sat vacant 17 years until recently, when it was purchased by a private citizen who stated that his intent was to restore it and then move his family in.


The cause of the fire is under investigation by the Smithtown Fire Marshal and the Suffolk County Police Department Arson Squad.


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