Centerport FD Responds to Ceiling Collapse
The Centerport Fire Department was dispatched to a reported ceiling collapse at a residence on Little Neck Road, Sunday evening, December 23, at 8:16 p.m. Mackenzie Sanborn, 12, was babysitting her brother Austin, 9, when part of the dining room ceiling collapsed. Mackenzie called 911 which brought the response of Centerport volunteer firefighters and Suffolk Police officers. The roof of the home was damaged by a tree during Hurricane Sandy, and was in the process of undergoing repairs. Water leaked through the tarp on the roof, which caused the sheet rock and plaster ceiling to collapse. Firefighters secured the ceiling by removing loose hanging pieces and insulation. The children were not injured and their parents soon arrived home. About 25 firefighters and rescue personnel were on the scene with a heavy rescue truck, engine and ambulance, under the command of Assistant Chiefs Nick Feeley and Brian Mark. Deputy Chief Dr. Jack Geffken, the department’s Medical Officer, was also on the scene.
Pictured are Centerport firefighters removing pieces remaining from the damaged ceiling, and Mackenzie Sanborn, 12, and her brother Austin, 9, with their dog Onni who are all safe and sound.
Photos by Steve Silverman