Three Firefighters Hurt, Pet Saved in Dix Hills Blaze

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While local fire departments were busy making  preparations for the Blizzard that blanketed the area with heavy snow, the Dix  Hills Fire Department responded to reports of a house fire on Rustic  Gate Lane, Thursday morning, February 7.  Dix Hills firefighters were  assisted at the scene by the Melville and Greenlawn FD’s, with Huntington Manor  FD and Commack Ambulance on standby.  The fire appears to have started to  the rear of the one-story ranch home and spread up into the attic, where an  aggressive attack by firefighters stopped the blaze and minimized damage.   Although the home was unoccupied, firefighters saved a  pet dog who was uninjured. Three firefighters suffered injuries battling the  blaze, and were transported to Huntington Hospital where they were treated and  later released. About 45 firefighters with six trucks had the blaze under  control within a half hour, under the command of Chief Tom Magno. The fire  appears to be accidental in origin, but is under investigation by the Suffolk  Police Arson Squad and Huntington Fire Marshal.

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Photos by Steve Silverman

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