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Shed Fire Spreads to Three Yards in Ronkonkoma

By CHRIS SABELLA, Senior Correspondent | March 16, 2021 | NEW YORK

Story No. 031621106

RONKONKOMA, NY - Just after 11:00 A.M. on March 16th, multiple calls were coming in to the 9-1-1 center reporting a structure fire in the vicinity of 40 Ralph Street. With a column of black smoke visible from a few towns away, the first chief on the road knew it was going to be an active fire, and on arrival, had a fully engulfed shed with extension to three backyards, and a PVC fence burning behind the residence. One homeowner was attacking the fire with a green line while his pet turkey watched on only yards away from the fire. Ronkonkoma was assisted by Farmingville, Holbrook, Nesconset and Holtsville, and the fire was quickly put out. The turkey was not injured.

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