East Northport Fire Department Battles Blazing House Fire
The East Northport Fire Department received multiple calls reporting a house fire on Elmbark Lane on Sunday, April 2, 2017, at 1:42 a.m. Upon arrival, firefighters encountered a fully engulfed two-story home. About 50 firefighters began an exterior attack on the blaze using six trucks, and had the fire under control within an hour. Units were on the scene for three hours and under the command of Chief Dan Heffernan and Assistant Chiefs Dan Flanagan and Tom Bourne.
The Commack FD assisted at the scene with a Rapid Intervention Team, and the Northport and Greenlawn FD’s provided standby coverage for East Northport during the alarm. The Town of Huntington Cyanide Response Team from Dix Hills and Greenlawn FD’s and Commack Ambulance responded, but fortunately there were no victims and the house was unoccupied. Two East Northport FD Rescue ambulances and paramedic unit were also on the scene for EMS support. The cause of the fire is under investigation by the Suffolk Police Arson Squad and Huntington Town Fire Marshal.
Story by Steve Silverman,
Video/Photos Courtesy East Northport FD