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Afternoon Work on the Last Day of Winter in Selden

By CHRIS SABELLA, Senior Correspondent | March 19, 2021 | NEW YORK

Story No. 032021102

SELDEN, NY - At approximately 2:00 P.M. on Friday afternoon, March 19th, firefighters from Selden were activated for a reported structure fire at a residence on Conklin Avenue in Selden.

First in units arrived and confirmed a working fire involving the front of the home with extension to the attic and interior rooms. Daytime mutual aid response was activated, which brought several departments to the scene.

Crews stretched multiple handlines and extended Truck 2 to the roof for venting. Firefighters made entry and were able to quickly knock down all visible flame. They then went to work on controlling the flames hidden in the attic.

Firefighters made an early search of the residence, finding nobody within as it was reported to the officer in charge. Crews remained on scene for a secondary search and overhaul. SCPD arson squad and Brookhaven fire marshals responded to the scene to investigate the fire. No injuries were reported.

Mutual aid departments included Centereach, Coram, Farmingville, Terryville, Setauket, Holtsville and Port Jefferson Volunteer Ambulance. The fire was under control about 40 minutes into the fire.

This article is a direct street report from our correspondent and has not been edited by the 1st Responder newsroom.