The Smithtown Fire Fire Department responded to two working car fires within an hour on Thursday afternoon July 19th.
The first incident was toned out at 16:19 (4:19 pm) with the location of 341 Landing Avenue at the corner of Clark Street.
A car struck a tree with a resulting fire. The driver of the vehicle was able to self-extricate and eventually transported to the hospital. The car was fully involved, and a small brush fire also started as a result of the accident. Both the car and brush fire were under control at 16:46 (4:56 pm).
Responding to the call was Chief Landrigan (4-2-30), Engine 4-2-3, Rescue 4-2-9, Ambulance 4-2-65 and Fire Police 4-2-10.
At 16:54 (4:54 pm) a second signal 14 was toned out for a car fire with the location of 837 Town Line Road with the cross of Amber Ct.
With units just taking up from the first vehicle fire Chief Landrigan quickly asked for a Hauppauge engine to respond to the scene. With Smithtown apparatus moving to the second fire a Hauppauge engine arrived and began the attack on the fire.
Smithtown apparatus arrived on the scene to assist Hauppauge.
The accident, like the one on Landing Avenue, involved one car striking a tree.
Two patients were transported to the hospital.
In addition to the units that were at the Landing Avenue incident, Engines 4-2-5 and 4-2-1 arrived at the Town Line fire. Also on scene was 3rd Assistant Chief Duckham.