The Commack Fire Department responded to battle a fire that broke out in the attic of a house on Melrose Lane, Friday, December 9, shortly before 10 pm. The family of three was able to safely escape the fire uninjured. About 50 Commack firefighters using nine trucks battled the blaze under the direction Chief Richard Myers. Firefighters brought the fire under control within 45 minutes. The Kings Park and Dix Hills fire departments and Commack Ambulance assisted at the scene, while the East Northport fire department provided standby coverage for Commack. The fire appears to be accidental in origin, and is being investigated by the Suffolk Police Arson Squad and Smithtown Fire Marshal.