UPDATE: House Fire Quelled by Firefighters

A fire broke out at a Shipyard Lane home early Monday afternoon and was under control in 45 minutes; no injuries were reported.

Update: May 7, 2012 – While Three Village Patch originally reported that two teens had rescued a dog from the fire, it was later determined that the homeowners' son was the person who saved the dog. The homeowners said they were also present at the time of the fire. Three Village Patch regrets the errors.

Update: 2:58 p.m.: Fire departments have quelled a residential fire which engulfed a Shipyard Lane home.

Brookhaven Town Fire Marshals are on the scene investigating the cause of the fire, which caused significant damage to the house. However fire officials couldn't offer much detail as they continued to clean up.

"The fire went from the first floor, to the second floor, all the way up to the attic," said First Assistant Chief with the Setauket Fire Department, Anthony Todaro.

Todaro said the fire, which was called in at 1:35 p.m., took about 45 minutes to get under control.

No injuries were reported in the blaze.

Original story: Several fire departments are battling a residential fire at 10 Shipyard Lane in Setauket.

Two local teens rushed inside the home when they heard a dog barking.

The fire was reported at 1:35 p.m., and firefighters were still on scene at the two-story home at of 2:15 p.m though the fire appeared under control. Fire units from Setauket, Port Jefferson, Stony Brook, Terryville, Selden and Centereach have been called to the scene, as have Suffolk County Police and Stony Brook Volunteer Ambulance Corps.

The cause of the fire remains unclear.

Christine Sampson contributed to this report.

Check back as more details become available.

Susan Camenzuli May 01, 2012 at 12:18 AM
Great job by everyone. However, a note...opening the door to let smoke out also lets oxygen in, giving air to the fire. Always leave doors shut. Glad the pup is okay and everyone is safe!


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