REVISED ON 5/4/17 WITH UPDATED INFORMATION AND PHOTO'S
The Smithtown Fire Department was toned out for a signal 13 (structure fire) at 20:20 (8:20 pm) on May 3, 2017, with the location of 98 Sunrise Lane. A number of neighbors reported hearing two explosions from the two story home.
Two Smithtown Firefighters who lived in the neighborhood quickly called dispatch to upgrade the alarm to a 13/35 (working structure fire).
An explosion from the rear of the dwelling from two propane tanks was felt throughout the neighborhood.
Kevin Pearsall of Engine Company 3 who lived a few doors downs was the first on scene. He entered the home before the fire spread and escorted the homeowner from the premises. The homeowner was later taken to the Stony Brook University Medical Center. Her injuries are unknown at this time.
Units arriving on scene began an exterior attack on the structure. Firefighters hit the fire from all exposures around the house.
A primary search of the residence proved negative for any addition residents in the home.
The fire was brought under control at 21:21 (9:21 pm).
The fire caused severe damage to the home.
There were no reported injuries of fire or EMT personnel at the scene.
The cause of the fire is unknown at this time. The fire is being investigated by The Smithtown Fire Marsha and the Suffolk County Police Department Arson Squad.
All units were back in quarters at 22:24 (10:24 pm.)
On scene were Chief’s Landrigan (4-2-30), Diecidue (4-2-32) and Duckham (4-2-33), Engines 4-2-5, 4-2-15, 4-2-1, 4-2-14, Ladder 4-2-7, Rescue 4-2-9, Ambulances 4-2-6-4, 4-2-6-2, 4-2-6-1, Fire Police 4-2-10. Mutual aid was provided from the Hauppauge, Kings Park, St. James and Nissiquogue Fire Departments.