Huntington Firefighters Battle Lloyd Harbor Blaze
Volunteers from the Huntington Fire Department were dispatched to battle a raging house fire on Hawk Drive in the Village of Lloyd Harbor, Saturday, March 24, at 3:43 p.m. Upon arrival, firefighters found the two-story waterfront home fully involved in flames, and began an exterior attack with handlines and aerial ladders. Mutual aid assistance was requested from the Huntington Manor, Halesite, Cold Spring Harbor and Centerport Fire Departments, with the Huntington Community First Aid Squad providing EMS support. About 80 firefighters using 12 pieces of apparatus had the blaze controlled within 1-1/2 hours. Crews remained on the scene dousing hot spots and overhauling the collapsed structure until 10 p.m. Flying embers caused minor damage to the roof and deck of two neighboring homes, and were quickly extinguished by firefighters. Units were under the command of Huntington Fire Chief Ken Cochrane, supported by Assistant Chiefs Bob Berry and Rob Conroy. There were no injuries reported, and the fire is under investigation by the Lloyd Harbor Police and Suffolk Police Arson Squad.
Story & Photos by Steve Silverman