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Dix Hills Fire Department Battles Second House Fire

Firefighters brought the blaze under control within 30 minutes, officials said.

Dix Hill Fire Department battles a house fire. Credit:  Steve Silverman
Dix Hill Fire Department battles a house fire. Credit: Steve Silverman

Volunteers from the Dix Hills Fire Department battled their second house fire in two days on Vanderbilt Parkway, Sunday evening, at about 9:10 p.m.

Officials say the fire began in the furnace in the home's basement, and spread through the flue pipe chase where firefighters stopped the blaze from reaching the attic.

Firefighters brought the blaze under control within 30 minutes, as crews overhauled and checked for extension. They  also used fans to clear smoke from the house. 

Forty firefighters responded with five trucks, two ambulances, rehab, first responder and paramedic units, under the command of First Assistant Chief Robert Fling and Second Assistant Chief Tom Napolitano. 

The Melville Fire Department was requested for an additional engine, with the Commack Fire Department supplying a Rapid Intervention Team. 

The fire required an approximately 1,200-foot stretch of five-inch hose to reach the home from the hydrant on Vanderbilt Parkway and up a long driveway.

There were no injuries reported, and the Town of Huntington Fire Marshal is investigating. Suffolk County Fire-Rescue Coordinators were also on the scene assisting.

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