For more than four hours firefighters battled to control a raging house fire on N. Millet St. Just after 3PM on Saturday March 1st the department was activated for a “kitchen fire”. First arriving units were on scene in minutes only to find very heavy fire conditions coming from the rear of the home. An aggressive interior attack was initiated, but firefighters were ultimately forced from the building due to unsafe conditions and the extreme amount of fire. Fortunately the residents escaped the fire unharmed, and no firefighters were injured battling the blaze. The cause of the fire is under investigation.
Under the command of department Chief Bill Stio, and Asst. Chiefs Fling and Napolitano, more than 35 firefighters from Dix Hills worked to extinguish the blaze with on-scene assistance from the Deer Park, Greenlawn, and Huntington Manor fire departments. Additionally, during the alarm the Commack FD provided backup fire coverage for the community, while EMS coverage was provided by the Melville FD and Huntington Community First Aid Squad.
Photos by Steve Silverman and the DHFD