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Dix Hills FD Battles Two More House Fire: Blazes Occur Eight Hours Apart         

Photos by Steve Silverman, Dix Hills Fire Department

Fire on Campbell Drive. Photos by Steve Silverman, Dix Hills Fire Department

Dix Hills Fire Department volunteers have been very busy battling house fires, with two more blazes occurring on Tuesday, April 21.

The first fire was reported shortly after 2 a.m. on Campbell Drive. Two residents, a man and woman, were able to escape the smoky blaze unharmed which broke out in the garage of the two-story home.  About 50 firefighters from Dix Hills and Greenlawn FD’s quickly extinguished the blaze using seven trucks. The Dix Hills Rescue Squad had three ambulances, first responder and paramedic units on the scene for EMS support. The Huntington Manor and Deer Park FD’s provided a standby engine and ambulance at Dix Hills Fire headquarters. The fire was brought under control in about a half-hour, under the direction of Assistant Chief Tom Napolitano along with Assistant Chiefs Alan Berkowitz and Joe Williamson. The Suffolk Police Arson Squad and Huntington Town Fire Marshal are investigating the cause of the fire.
Photos by Steve Silverman, and Dix Hills Fire Department

Fire on Durham Drive. Photos by Steve Silverman, and Dix Hills Fire Department

The second fire was reported at around 10 a.m. on Durham Drive.  Firefighters found a heavy smoke condition upon arrival and quickly located the fire in the basement which burned through the stairs. The female resident safely evacuated the home unharmed. Fifty firefighters from Dix Hills, Melville and Deer Park FD’s battled the blaze with six trucks. The Dix Hills Rescue Squad had two ambulances, a rehab unit, and paramedic responder on the scene for EMS support. The Greenlawn FD and Commack Ambulance Corps provided a standby engine and ambulance at Dix Hills Fire headquarters. The fire was brought under control within a half-hour, under the direction of Assistant Chief Alan Berkowitz along with Assistant Chief Joe Williamson.  The fire appears to be electrical in origin, and is under investigation by the Suffolk Police Arson Squad and Huntington Town Fire Marshal.
The Cyanide Response Team which assisted in the revival of a victim pulled from a house fire on Kenmore Street in Dix Hills on April 4, was at the scene of both fires with paramedics and cyanide antidote kits. 
These are the tenth and eleventh house fires that the Dix Hills Fire Department has responded to this year, with the last one occurring on April 12.

 

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