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Holtsville Resident Suffers Burn Injuries in Afternoon House Fire

By CHRIS SABELLA, Senior Correspondent | June 25, 2021 | NEW YORK

Story No. 062521105

HOLTSVILLE, NY - Firefighters were returning from a run on June 25th when they were activated for a residential structure fire in a converted garage building in the rear of a property at 1056 Waverly Avenue.

The first units on scene were advised that all three residents, a male, female and child, were able to escape the fire, but at least one received burns. EMS personnel transported the injured female to University Hospital burn unit with burns to the arm. The male refused medical attention on scene for smoke inhalation, and the child was uninjured.

The fire appeared to have started on the first floor and extended up the staircase to the second floor, destroying the staircase in the process. Firefighters made an aggressive interior attack, bringing a second line to the second floor through a window and were able to quickly contain the fire inside the building.

Firefighters from Holtsville, Farmingville, Hobrook, Ronkonkoma, Selden and North Patchogue supplied mutual aid. No other injuries were reported. Brookhaven fire marshals responded and were inspecting the fire scene.

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