Dix Hills Fire Department Battles Deck Fire

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The Dix Hills Fire Department responded to backyard deck fire caused by a gas barbecue at a home on Scenic View Court on Thursday evening, August 3, 2017 at about 11:05 p.m. First arriving Assistant Fire Chiefs Alan Berkowitz and Joe Williamson used their fire extinguishers to knock down the natural gas-fed fire. Trucks soon arrived on the scene and firefighters had the blaze under control within 15 minutes. Due to the quick action of firefighters, the damage was contained to the barbecue and deck with no extension to the home.

About 40 firefighters and rescue personnel were on the scene with three trucks, three ambulances, paramedic and first responder units. There were no injuries reported and the Town of Huntington Fire Marshal is investigating.

Story and Photos by Steve Silverman

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