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Vacant house on the Cenacle grounds in Ronkonkoma burns

Posted 1/30/2018

1626 hours. Ronkonkoma, Farmingville and Nesconset Fire Departments are dispatched to a report of a structure fire on the grounds of the Cenacle off Portion Road and Smith Road in the Ronkonkoma Fire District. Ronkonkoma Assistant Chief Kevin Murray was first in and advised of a heavily involved single story 30X30 private dwelling. Chief Murray had the first due engine lay in and deploy their deck gun. Three 2 and one half inch lines and one inch and three quarter line were stretched and also operated, all from the exterior. Early on, the roof and part of the building collapsed and Chief Murray requested an excavator from the Town of Brookhaven to knock the remainder of the building down.  The main body of fire was knocked down by 1712 hours but units remained on scene until approximately 2000 hours. Ronkonkoma, Holbrook, Farmingville and Nesconset FDs operated at the scene. Centereach FD sent an engine to cover Ronkonkoma for the duration. Fire Marshals from the Town of Brookhaven and Suffolk Police Arson Detectives are handling the origin and cause investigation. There were no injuries,

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