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Dix Hills FD Battles Second House Fire in Five Days

Photo by Steve Silverman.

Photo by Steve Silverman.

Volunteers from the Dix Hills Fire Department battled their second house fire in the last five days on Thursday, January 15, at 5:10 p.m. on Jason Court. Firefighters arrived to find flames shooting out of two second floor windows and the attic of the center hall colonial home. Crews made an aggressive attack on the fire which was brought under control within 45 minutes. The Melville Fire Department and Deer Park Fire Department assisted with additional trucks and manpower at the scene. Melville FD also supplied a standby truck at Dix Hills headquarters along with two ambulances from the Greenlawn Fire Department and Huntington Community First Aid Squad. Sixty firefighters and rescue personnel were on the scene with seven trucks, two ambulances and a rehab unit, under the command of Chief Robert Fling. Operations sectors were handled by Assistant Chiefs Tom Napolitano, Alan Berkowitz and Joe Williamson. The fire caused extensive damage to the second floor with smoke and water damage to the remainder of the home. The cause of the fire appears to be accidental in nature, but is under investigation by the Suffolk Police Arson Squad and Huntington Town Fire Marshal.



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