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Firefighters Rescue Two Dogs from Burning Home in Brookhaven

By JOHN WALTHERS, Senior Correspondent | April 05, 2020 | NEW YORK

Story No. 041120105

Brookhaven, NY- On Sunday, April 5th at about 6:22 P.M., the Brookhaven Fire Department and South Country Ambulance were dispatched to a report of a house fire on Yaphank Ave., near Deer Meadow Run.

Chief of the Department Peter DiPinto, Jr. was the first to arrive on scene and found fire in the rear of the home. A reactivation for a working fire was requested. The first due engine arrived and the crew immediately went to work stretching the line. The fire started on the first floor and had quickly spread to the second floor.

Crews from Bellport and Hagerman Fire Departments were also called to the scene to assist Brookhaven. Together, the three departments were able to make fast work of extinguishing the fire. A person in the home was checked out by members of South Country Ambulance. Firefighters also removed two dogs safely from the home which seemed to be okay despite smoke inhalation.

Yaphank Ave. was closed in the area while firefighters operated on scene. Mastic FD stood by at Brookhaven Station 1 for additional alarms. The scene was later turned over to the Brookhaven Town Fire Marshal’s Office.

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