The Greenlawn Fire Department was dispatched to an early morning house fire on Friday, September 14, at about 5:20 a.m. on Cuba Hill Road. First arriving Third Assistant Chief Mike Zeis confirmed a working fire to the rear of the two-story split ranch home, and that there were several residents with smoke inhalation. First Assistant Chief Scott Waryold arrived on scene shortly afterwards, followed by Chief Scott Dalrymple who assumed Incident Command.
Mutual aid for additional fire apparatus and ambulances were requested from Commack, Centerport, East Northport, Kings Park, Dix Hills, Huntington Manor, and Huntington FD’s and Commack EMS. Seven adult family members escaped the blaze, and two were transported to Huntington Hospital with smoke inhalation. One Greenlawn firefighter was also transported to the hospital with minor burns to his leg, and was treated and released.
Around 100 volunteer firefighters and EMS personnel were on the scene with six engines, two ladder trucks, heavy rescue and five ambulances. Firefighters battled the blaze which was controlled within two hours. The Suffolk County Arson Squad and Huntington Town Fire Marshal are investigating the cause of the fire which extensively damaged the structure. Suffolk County Fire-Rescue Coordinators were on scene to provide assistance.