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Family of Seven Left Homeless After Fire Guts Home in Coram

By CHRIS SABELLA, Senior Correspondent | December 02, 2020 | NEW YORK

Story No. 120320101

Coram, NY - A fire broke out in the basement of 6 Hagen Ct. just after 10:00 P.M. on December 2nd, sending five kids and two adults out into the cold night air.

Coram firefighters responded and were met with heavy fire and smoke upon arrival. The first chief on scene started a mutual aid response that included tower ladders, RIT, engines and ambulances to the scene, as well as an engine to backfill Coram's firehouse.

The fast-moving fire quickly broke through the first floor into the kitchen area, causing the first floor to collapse. The chief immediately called for all members to evacuate the structure. The fire then spread up the walls to the second floor before venting out of windows and the attic.

The displaced family was assisted by the Red Cross who responded for emergency housing. The SCPD arson squad and Town of Brookhaven fire marshal's office responded to investigate the blaze.

The fire took about two hours and at least seven departments to bring under control. No injuries were reported.

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