Brave Efforts at Huntington Manor Fatal Fire
Story & Photos by Steve Silverman
The Huntington Manor Fire Department responded to a house fire on Fourth Avenue in Huntington Station, late Thursday night, November 14. Firefighters rescued two women from separate second floor bedrooms, who were transported to Huntington Hospital where they were pronounced dead despite the valiant resuscitation efforts by firefighters and rescue personnel. A third family member was also transported to the hospital and treated for minor injuries. Nearly 100 firefighters and EMS personnel from eight departments assisted from the Huntington, Greenlawn, Cold Spring Harbor, Halesite, Dix Hills, Melville, and Syosset fire departments, and the Huntington Community First Aid Squad. About 12 fire trucks and ambulances were dispatched to the scene, which was under the command of Huntington Manor Fire Chief Fred Steenson, Jr., who was supported by Second Assistant Chief Mike DePasquale. The Suffolk Police Arson and Homicide Squads, and Suffolk County and Huntington Fire Marshals are investigating. Suffolk County Fire-Rescue Coordinators were also on the scene providing assistance.