The Smithtown Fire Department was toned out for a signal 13 (structure fire) at 17:56 (5:56 pm) on Mother’s Day Sunday, May 14, 2017, with the location of 9 Branch Drive in the Village of the Branch.
Several reports of flames coming out of the front of the ranch home were reported by neighbors.
Residents in the home were able to extricate themselves from the property when the fire started.
Units arriving on scene began attacking the fire. A roof crew started venting operations.
A primary search of the residence proved negative for any addition people in the home.
The fire was brought under control at 18:37 (6:31 pm).
The fire caused severe damage to the interior of the ranch.
Three of the residents of the home were transported to both St. Catherine of Siena Medical Center and Stony Brook University Hospital. No current reports on the extent of injuries.
The cause of the fire is unknown at this time. The fire is being investigated by The Smithtown Fire Marshal.
All units were back in quarters at 20:20 (8:20 pm.)
With Mother’s Day holiday celebrations well underway both the Smithtown Fire Department and mutual aid Departments were still able to deploy all the resources needed to control the fire.
On scene were Chief’s Landrigan (4-2-30), Fitzpatrick (4-2-31), Diecidue (4-2-32) and Duckham (4-2-33), Engines 4-2-3, 4-2-5,4-2-4, 4-2-14, Ladder 4-2-7, Rescue 4-2-9, Ambulances 4-2-6-1, 4-2-6-2, Fire Police 4-2-10 and mutual aid provided by the Kings Park, Nesconset, Hauppauge, Nissiquogue and Central Islip-Hauppauge Ambulance.