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Dec 19, 2012 10:28 AMPublication: The Southampton Press

No Injuries Reported After House Fire In Remsenburg

Dec 19, 2012 12:44 PM

A small fire in the basement of a home in Remsenburg on Tuesday night burned itself out before firefighters could respond to the scene.

The call came in for a structure fire shortly before 7 p.m. on Tuesday, according to a press release issued by Eastport Fire Department spokesman Francis “Bud” Mazura. Upon arrival, firefighters discovered that the blaze had already extinguished itself, but not before filling the entire house with smoke.

Firefighters removed debris from the house and ventilated it for more than two hours. No injuries were reported.

On Wednesday morning, fire officials said the homeowner returned home to find the house filled with smoke. The homeowner called 911.

Approximately 25 firefighters responded to the scene with two pumpers and one heavy rescue unit. The Southampton Town fire marshal’s office is investigating.

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