On Friday afternoon July 26 2013 at approximately 1440 hours the Huntington Manor FireDepartment dispatcher received numerous calls for a structure fire at Tilden CarCare Center located at 800 New York Ave. in Huntington Station. Arriving firston scene 3rd Assistant Chief of Department Jon Hoffmann 2-4-33 was confrontedwith a heavy fire load from the exposure 1 front and exposure 2 left sideof the building. He immediately requested mutual aid from Huntington FireDepartment for a ladder and engine and Greenlawn Fire Department for an engineto the scene. First arriving Engine 2-4-3 picked up a hydrant on New York Aveand dropped a 5 inch supply line. Crews from the engine stretched 2 two and ahalf inch lines and began an attack. Due to the heavy volume of fire andnumerous autos inside the shop it was determined this would be an exteriorattack. Tower Ladder 2-4-7 set up for operations on the exposure 2 side. Engine3s deck gun was also put into operation making a total of 3 master streamsattacking the fire. Due to the burning cars propane acetylene oxygengasoline and other flammables in the building a foam operation was put intoplace. The electric lines feeding the building burned through sending livewires to the ground also hindering fire operations. It took approximately 100firefighters from the three departments to bring the fire under control. TheHuntington Community First Aid Squad transported an employee of the auto shopwith burns to his arm to Huntington Hospital and several firefighters were treated at the scene by Community for heat related complaints. Dix Hills FireDepartment provided a standby at Manors Headquarters. Chief of Department FredSteenson Jr. 2-4-30 declared the fire under control at 1604 and all units wereup at 1649. The Town of Huntington Fire Marshall and Suffolk County Police Arson Squad were also called to the scene. A total of 6 cars and the buildingwere destroyed in the blaze however the cause of the fire appears to be accidental.