Tuesday, August 13, 2013 21:23 On Tuesday August 13th at 21:23 hours the Huntington Manor Fire Department was activated for a structure fire at 92 Columbia Street in Huntington Station. While en route the manor dispatcher advised the chiefs he was receiving numerous phone calls for this address. 3rd Assistant Chief Jon Hoffmann arrived and transmitted the 35 with heavy fire out the exposure 3 side of a 2 ½ story private dwelling. Under the command of Chief of Department Fred Steenson Jr. an aggressive interior attack was started. The crew from first due Engine 2-4-3 stretched a 1 ¾ line to the front door. 1st due ladder 2-4-8 set up their ladder and started venting the building and searching for any occupants that might have been in the house. Crews from 2nd due engine 2-4-9 stretched a 2nd line to back up Engine 3’s line. The fire was quickly knocked down and all searches were negative. The Huntington Fire Department was on scene for rapid intervention along with Huntington Community First Aid Squad who provided a rescue stand by. Greenlawn Fire Department stood by at Manor’s HQ. The Town of Huntington Fire Marshall and Suffolk Police Arson Squad were requested to respond to determine the cause of the fire but it was believed to be accidental. A total of 60 firefighters with 3 engines 2 ladders 1 heavy rescue and fire police responded to the blaze. All units were back in service by 23:00 hours.
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