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Halesite Makes Quick Stop in Huntington Bay

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

The Halesite Fire Department was called to "smoke in the vicinity" on Bay Avenue at approximately 6:00 pm on Wednesday, March 26th. Soon after arriving in the area, Halesite's first due apparatus, 221, immediately saw smoke and began a rapid investigation to determine where it was coming from. Within a few moments, firefighters realized that one of Huntington Bay's large homes was on fire.

A total of 46 members of the Halesite Fire Department responded to the alarm under the command of Engine Company Captain Dominic Spada. Working closely with Ex-Chief Andy Magerle, mutual aid companies were called from Huntington, Centerport, Huntington Manor and Cold Spring Harbor Fire Departments.

The fire was brought under control within a half hour and was confined to a small portion of the multi-story private dwelling. The building suffered both fire and smoke damage.

During the alarm Halesite was called to a motor vehicle accident on East Shore Road. An engine crew from Huntington Manor and ambulance crew from Cold Spring Harbor Fire Department responded. Upon arrival firefighters saw that a jeep lost control and nearly flipped over into Huntington Harbor. Two occupants of the vehicle were transported to Huntington Hospital in stable condition.

According to Chief Dan McConnell, who arrived at the fire after it was brought under control, "Captain Spada and the rest of Halesite's members did a superb job of stopping the fire from becoming a major blaze." He added that, "It's great to know neighboring fire departments are just a call away to help us protect the residents of the Halesite Fire District."

The origin of the fire is taking its normal course of investigation through the Suffolk Count Arson Squad. No injuries were reported.

Fire photos courtesy of Ex-Chief Dennis Troup of the Halesite Fire Department.
MVA photo courtesy of the Cold Spring Harbor Fire Department.




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