Firefighters quelled a heavy fire in the basement of a home on View Road in Setauket Wednesday night in approximately an hour and a half.
The owners of the home and their dog evacuated the house safely before emergency crews arrived. No serious injuries were reported.
Public information officer Larry Hall said the fire started in the far corner of the basement underneath the garage, but said the cause is under investigation.
"Basement fires are notoriously difficult to fight," he said, calling the smoke condition "a very dark, choking black smoke."
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A low flying helicopter swept over saltwater marshes in Sunken Meadow State Park on Thursday to spray pesticides over mosquitoes' breeding grounds.
The pesticide application was conducted by the Suffolk County Department of Public Works’ Division of Vector Control using the larvicide Vectobac 12As.
According to Vector Control, Vectobac 12As contains naturally occurring bacteria.
"The product is registered by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation and is applied in accordance with the required state and federal permits," reads a county statement.
The BP gas station on Main Street in downtown Rocky Point remains shut down Thursday after a fire early Tuesday morning.
The was called to the scene at around 12:45 a.m. Tuesday morning when a fire began in the convenience store of the gas station, according to Chief Ken Staufer.
"The fire was inside the convenience area and we contained it to that area," he said. "It didn’t spread anywhere."
The fire was under control at around 1:15 a.m., according to Staufer. The station, which was recently purchased by BP, remained boarded up Thursday as work was being done on the building. It is expected to reopen.