UPDATED: Blaze Extinguished After Large Fire Erupts on Port Jefferson Dock

Vacant service building in the marine the source of the fire, mayor says.

UPDATE, 2:41 p.m. - Firefighters extinguished the fire, though police continued to block off the area to motorists.

UPDATE, 10:50 a.m. - Firefighters continue to fight the fire, which as of 10:30 a.m was nearly extinguished.

Meanwhile, white smoke from the smoldering frame on the pier enwreathed much of Port Jefferson Village.

The area is closed off to motorists, though ferry passengers are being let through to line up for the boat.

Danfords General Manager Stewart Weiner told Patch, "We still have 2 months until the season starts. We have time to rebuild and open up."

He said the marina was built in the 1980s.

Original Story - A fire broke out Tuesday morning in what is being called a service building on the dock behind Danford's Marina in Port Jefferson Harbor, police and the village mayor have confirmed.

Reports started coming into Patch at around 9:36 a.m. that a fire was raging on a dock in downtown Port Jefferson. Witnesses have reported that the fire is burning near Danford's Marina.

Port Jefferson and Terryville Fire Departments have responded to the scene.

Suffolk County Police confirmed that a call came in at 9:13 a.m. reporting the fire.

"They're still investigating," Port Jefferson Mayor Margot Garant told Patch at the scene of the fire. "It's a service building for the marina at Danford's. It was vacant and dormant right now."

Police said that no injuries were reported immediately, however it could have been worse despite the building reportedly being unoccupied.

"The wind was coming from the north and pushed it towards us," Garant said. "These guys responded in the nick of time."

Photos of the blaze have been sent to Patch from all over the village of the fire. If you have photos to share, please sign into Patch upload them to this post.

We will update this story as more information becomes available.

Mels Ditties March 05, 2013 at 05:23 PM
Thank God no one was hurt....and non of the gas pumps were involved....
Sarah Eddy Caponi March 05, 2013 at 05:32 PM
How sad! I've been out, from the Glen Cove area, twice in the past few weeks and have enjoyed taking photos, including one with that building. Will try to add to your gallery, later. Glad no one was hurt!


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