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May 23, 2012 1:02 PMPublication: The Southampton Press

Fire Department Puts Out House Fire In East Quogue

May 23, 2012 8:00 PM

No injuries were reported Wednesday when East Quogue firefighters extinguished a house fire late in the morning within the hamlet.

According to East Quogue Fire Chief Greg Celi, the East Quogue Fire Department responded to the blaze at 11 Jackson Avenue shortly before 11 a.m. after the unidentified homeowner drove to the firehouse on Montauk Highway and notified dispatchers that his home was ablaze with fire extending through the roof. Firefighters were immediately activated and arrived on the scene at 10:55 a.m., Chief Celi said.

The fire was contained by noon and fire officials remained on scene until 12:48 p.m.

Chief Celi said it is unclear why the man chose to drive to the firehouse to notify firefighters, but he assumes the man did not have a cellphone or house line.

The man was the only person in the house at the time the fire ignited and no injuries were reported. According to Chief Celi, the house is not habitable and the cause of the blaze is being investigated by the Southampton Town Fire Marshal’s office.

The Hampton Bays and Quogue fire departments both responded with one engine and a chief, and the Hampton Bays Volunteer Ambulance corps also responded to the scene.

“The response was very well coordinated,” Chief Celi said. “Everything came in at the right time and it was a very well controlled fire.”

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