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This is home of the Suburban Fire Marshal blog. The purpose of this site is to provide real time and accurate fire news and information for the Smithtown Township and the Village of Lake Grove in NY.

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Commack Fire Department and Commack Ambulance cover for East Northport during building fire.

Posted 2/23/2019

From the East Northport Fire Department Facebook Page:

Just after 1:30pm this afternoon our dispatch center began receiving multiple calls for a fire in a commercial building on the property of the Genola Cemetery on Laurel Rd.  Upon arrival of Chiefs Tom Bourne and Steven Macedonio the signal for a working structure fire was immediately transmitted for heavy fire in a one story commercial storage building. 

Engine 2-10-4 was on scene in under five minutes and immediately deployed hose lines for a defense operation until fire conditions darkened down allowing for the transition to an interior operation. The scene was deemed under control in approximately 40 minutes however units remained on scene operating for over two hours.

ENFD operated with 5 Engines, 1 aerial ladder, 1 ambulance, fire police, a rehab/support unit as well as the Cyanide Response Team provided by Paramedics from the Dix Hills Fire Department, Greenlawn Fire Department and Commack Volunteer Ambulance Corps. 

Mutual aid was provided by the Greenlawn FIre Department with a FAST team and Northport Fire Department with a ladder at the scene. Commack Fire Department and Commack Volunteer Ambulance Corp stood by at ENFD’s headquarters with an Engine and Ambulance to handle additional alarms. 

There were no injuries. The scene was turned over to the Town of Huntington Fire Marshals office and the Suffolk County Police Department’s Arson Squad for an investigation. 

Immediately after being dispatched to the structure fire, ENFD was also dispatched to a separate incident for a subject in cardiac arrest. Two ENFD ambulances and two paramedic units responded to that alarm.

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Another vehicle slams into 80 Maple Avenue in Smithtown

Posted 2/22/2019

1145 hours. In has what has now become a regular occurrence, a senior transport bus attempted to enter the parking lot of 80 Maple Avenue in Smithtown but did not fit under the roadway that passes under the building. As a result, there was damage to the building and to the vehicle. This is a common occurrence here as operators of high vehicles don't realize that they wont fit. Thankfully, no-one in the bus or in the building was injured. Fire Marshals from the Town of Smithtown Department of Public Safety and a Town of Smithtown Building Inspector both responded to evaluate the damage. 

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Fatal crash on Route 111 in Hauppauge

Posted 2/21/2019

0422 HRS Hauppauge Fire Department responds with Central Islip Hauppauge Ambulance to a traffic collision near 438 Wheeler Road. Units arrive to find that a single vehicle left the roadway and struck a utility pole. The lone female occupant was pronounced DOA at the scene. 1st Assistant Chief Ronald Walker as well as CI-Hauppauge Ambulance 3-26-19 were on scene. SCPD closed the road between Express Drive North and Rabro for their investigation and until the pole and wires were repaired (just after 11AM). 

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House Fire in Kings Park

Posted 2/14/2019

Kings Park Fire Department responds to a report of a house on fire at 34 Meadow Glen Road. Units arrive to find fire showing out the front of a single story dwelling. Mutual aid is requested from Northport, East Northport Commack and Smithtown Fire Departments. Two lines are stretched and the fire is extinguished within 30 minutes. 

The cause of the fire is being investigated by Fire Marshals from the Town of Smithtown Department of Public Safety. There were no Injuries. 

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Hauppauge goes to Lakeland House Fire

Posted 2/14/2019

0732 hours. Lakeland Fire Department responds to a house fire at 36 Arbutus Court.  Units arrive to find an active fire on an attached porch with extension into the structure. On e line is stretched off engine 3-13-4 and the fire is quickly extinguished. Mutual aid was requested from Central Islip FD for an engine, Hauppauge FD for a ladder and Bohemia FD for a RIT. 

There were no injuries and the cause of the fire is being investigated by the Suffolk County Police Department Arson Squad and Fire Marshals from the Town of Islip.

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3rd house fire in Centereach in the past week.

Posted 2/11/2019

1720 hours. The Centereach Fire Department responds to 17 Minera Lane for a reported house fire. Units arrive to find heavy fire venting out of the upper level and through the roof of a two story wood frame home. Crews stretched two lines into the house and an additional line to protect a boat and a garage that the fire was impinging on. The fire was brought under control within an hour. Crews remained on scene until approximately 1920 hours. The cause of the fire is under investigation. There were no injuries. Selden and Ronkonkoma FD sent units to the scene. Farmingville FD sent an engine to Centereach FD Headquarters to cover.  Video of the fire is available here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=22&v=z9pM76lUp-8

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Fatal overturn on Nicholls Road in Setauket

Posted 2/9/2019

A driver was killed after losing control of her vehicle and overturning earlier today around 11:30am on the northbound side of Nicolls Road. She was rushed to Stony Brook University Hospital with CPR in progress but did not survive.

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Woman crossing Route 347 is struck and killed after being hit by two vehicles.

Posted 2/9/2019

1150 hours. The Smithtown Fire Department responds with Suffolk Police to the intersection of Route 347 and Terry Road in regards to a traffic collision. Units arrive to find that an adult female was struck by two vehicles while walking across the eastbound lanes of Route 347. The woman was pronounced dead at the scene by a Physicians Assistant from the Suffolk County Medical Examiners Office. The road was closed until approximately 0400 hours for the police investigation. 

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Working house fire on Morning Drive in Centereach

Posted 2/8/2019

Just after 9pm the Centereach FD was called to a house 41 Morning Dr. for a reported fire. Upon arrival units were met with heavy smoke and flames shooting through a rear window of the house.  No injuries to fire personnel was reported.

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Commack Fire Department to hold 9th annual blood drive in in memory of Police Officer Glen Ciano this Saturday

Posted 2/7/2019

The Commack Fire Department is hosting their 9th annual blood drive in memory of Suffolk County Police Officer Glen L. Ciano. The drive will be that the main fire house at 6309 Jericho Turnpike on Saturday, February 9th from 0800-1400 hours.

Police Officer Glen Ciano was killed when his patrol car was struck by a vehicle being driven by an intoxicated operator. He was responding to assist a fellow officer who had stopped a vehicle with stolen license plates. His patrol car was struck by a vehicle making a left turn onto Commack Road from Vanderbilt Parkway. The force of the collision sent the patrol car off the road and into a utility pole. The patrol car burst into flames, killing Officer Ciano.


The suspect was arrested at the scene and it was determined that he had been operating his vehicle under the influence of alcohol. In January 2011 he was sentenced to only one to four years in prison in connection with Officer Ciano's death. Police Officer Ciano had served with the Suffolk County Police Department for 22 years and was assigned to the 2nd Precinct. He is survived by his wife and two children.

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Overturn on Larkfield Road in Commack

Posted 2/7/2019

11:49 PM Commack Ambulance responded along with the Commack Fire Department and the Suffolk County Police Department to a motor vehicle accident with a reported overturn in front of 755 Larkfield Road. 

Under the command of CVAC Lieutenant Vollers, 2-16-21, 2-16-19 and 2-16-Medic responded. The vehicle struck a pole and flipped multiple times. The vehicle was secured by Commack Fire Department and the patient was extricated from the vehicle. Commack Ambulance transported one patient to Stony Brook University Hospital in stable condition.

Story and photos from the Commack Volunteer Ambulance Facebook Page. 

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Multiple vehicle crash ties up Veterans Highway in both directions in Hauppauge

Posted 2/6/2019

2029 hours. The Hauppauge Fire Department, Central Islip-Hauppauge Ambulance and Suffolk Police respond to a. traffic collision on Veterans Highway near the entrance to the NYS Office building, Units arrived to find a crash involving at least five vehicles in the eastbound and westbound lanes. The driver of one vehicle was heavily pinned. Crews worked for approximately thirty minutes to extricate the driver. All victims were transported by ambulance to various hospitals.  The roadway was reopened at 2145 hours. 

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Overturn on Havemeyer Lane is Commack

Posted 2/6/2019

0617 hours. Commack Fire Department and Commack Ambulance respond to a traffic collision in the vicinity of 20 Havemeyer Lane. Units arrive to find in overturned vehicle. The occupant was out and sustained minor injures. FD personnel secured the vehicle and CVAC personnel treated the victim. 

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Traffic Collision with injuries on the LIE in Hauppauge

Posted 2/5/2019

1142 hrs. The Hauppauge Fire Department responded to a traffic collision on the Long Island Expressway between 56 & 55. While it was dispatched with entrapment, when Hauppauge FD and CI-Hauppauge Community Ambulance arrived, they found that the operator was out of the vehicle with minor injuries. 

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Another vehicle fire in Centereach

Posted 2/5/2019

Centereach Fire Department responds to 16 Sycamore Street and extinguishes a burning ATV. There were no injuries.  The ATV was destroyed.

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Late night house fire in Centereach

Posted 2/4/2019

2330 hours. Centereach FIre Department responds to 339 Holbrook Road in regards to a report of a fire in the boiler room. Units arrive to find an active fire in a single story private dwelling. The fire is extinguished without incident and there are no injuries. The Selden Fire Department sent a RIT to the scene and Ronkonkoma FD for an engine. 

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Vehicle Fire In Centereach

Posted 2/4/2019

1451 hours. Centereach Fire Department responds to a vehicle fire at the intersection of Horseblock Road and Blydenburgh Road. Units arrive to find a fully involved mini van. The vehicle was a total loss. There were no injuries. 

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Commack Fire Department sends an engine to the scene of a house fire in Dix Hills

Posted 2/2/2019

0330 hours. The Dix Hills Fire Department is dispatched to a residential structure fire at 11 Hickory Hilll Drive. Units arrive to find an active fire on the upper level of a vacant two story colonial. Crews stretch on the fire while mutual aid is requested from the Deer Park Fire Deoartment for a RIT and Commack Fire Department for an engine to the scene. The fire was placed under control within 25 minutes. There were no injuries. The Suffolk County Police Department Arson Squad is investigating.

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House fire in Kings Park

Posted 2/2/2019

1844 hours. Kings Park FD responds to a report of a house on fire at 6 Churchill Road. Units arrive to find an active fire in the house. The fire is extinguished and placed under control in less than 30 minutes. East Northport FD sent a RIT and an ambulance, Commack FD sent an engine, Smithtown FD sent an engine and the Northport FD sent a ladder. The St. James Fire Department sent an engine and an ambulance to cover for the duration of the fire. There were no injuries. Fire Marshals from the Town of Smithtown, Suffolk County and Detectives from the Suffolk County Arson squad are investigating. 

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Woman jumps out of ambulance in Lake Grove

Posted 2/1/2019

Suffolk County Police Sixth Squad detectives are investigating an incident in which a woman jumped out of a stopped ambulance in Lake Grove this evening.
 
Marlena Berretta jumped out of an ambulance that was stopped at a light on New Moriches Road, at approximately 5:50 p.m. She was being transported from Stony Brook University Hospital Comprehensive Psychiatric Emergency Program (CPEP) to South Oaks Hospital in Amityville. Berretta fled eastbound on Route 347.
 
Berretta 29, is undomiciled. Her last known address was 29 Center Lane, Levittown. Berretta is white, 5 feet, 4 inches tall and approximately 110 pounds. She has brown hair and brown eyes.
 
Anyone with information is asked to call Sixth Squad detectives at 631-854-8641 or 911.

Above information is a press release from the Suffolk County Police Department.

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