Sunday, December 29, 2013 13:38 Huntington Manor Firefighters responded to a reported house fire at 6 Dianne Crest in Huntington on Sunday afternoon. Arriving first, Assistant Chief Frank McQuade confirmed a working fire with a 2 story private dwelling fully involved in flames. First due Engine 2-4-3 was ordered to secure a hydrant and stretch two 1 3/4 lines to the front door. Under the command of Chief of Department Fred Steenson Jr, assisted by Chief Mcquade and 3rd Assistant chief Jon Hoffmann firefighters began to attack the fire. Complicating the operation was a ruptured gas line to the house that contributed to the rapid spread of the fire. Approximately 60 firefighters using 7 pieces of equipment had the fire under control in about 50 minutes. Manor was assisted at the scene by Huntington Fire Department and Huntington Community First aid Squad provided an ambulance stand by. Melville Fire Department stood by at Manors Headquarters. Town fire Marshall’s were called to investigate the cause of the blaze however it is believed to be accidental at this time.
Photos Ron Schankin
FDAction shots Alex Vansantvoord