The Southampton Town Fire Marshal’s office is investigating the cause of a fire that damaged a house in Remsenburg last week.
More than 40 firefighters from four departments responded to the blaze on Wednesday, November 14, according to Eastport Fire Department officials. No one was injured in the fire, but it was not immediately clear if anyone was home when the fire started.
After receiving the alarm at 1:19 p.m., firefighters responded to the house at 4 Bayberry Lane to find heavy smoke coming from the east side of the structure. Eastport firefighters, who received aid from the East Moriches, Westhampton Beach and Riverhead fire departments, were able to gain entry through the garage and extinguish the flames within minutes, according to Francis “Bud” Mazura, a spokesman for the Eastport Fire Department. The eastern side of the house sustained significant damage, fire officials said.
The cause of the fire was not immediately known, and Southampton Town fire marshal Chris Hansen is investigating. Mr. Hansen did not return calls seeking comment this week. Firefighters remained at the scene until 3 p.m.
The Westhampton War Memorial Ambulance also responded to the scene.
Wednesday’s house fire was the second house fire that Eastport firefighters responded to within five days. On Friday evening, they were called to put out a fire that gutted an abandoned house on Old Country Road in Eastport that authorities now think was deliberately set.