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Oct 9, 2011 9:27 PMPublication: The Southampton Press

Sunday Morning Blaze Destroys Cottage In Southampton Village

Oct 12, 2011 11:14 AM

Firefighters early Sunday morning extinguished a fire that engulfed and destroyed a cottage on Meeting House Lane in Southampton Village. The blaze sent at least two people to the hospital 
and resulted in the death of a dog.

An “orange glow” could be seen from about two blocks away, according to Chris Brenner, captain of the Southampton Fire Department. Ten engines from his department responded to the fire, which was called in at about 1:07 a.m. Sag Harbor Fire Department provided rapid intervention on the scene. The North Sea Fire Department was on standby at the Southampton Fire Department’s firehouse on Windmill Lane.

“We arrived to a fully engulfed structure fire,” Mr. Brenner said. “The whole house was just … every bit of the house was roaring.”

According to the Southampton Village Police, the cottage’s screened-in porch was engulfed in flames, but authorities had determined that all occupants of the house were outside. One man suffered burns to his back and another man had cuts on his hands and feet, according to police. Both men were trying to find one of their dogs, described as a brown King Charles cavalier who answers to the name “Brook,” police said. Both men were taken to Southampton Hospital via Southampton Village Volunteer Ambulance for treatment of their injuries, police said.

The cause of the fire is currently unknown, Mr. Brenner said. He added that it will be the subject of an investigation by the Southampton Village fire marshal.

Firefighters spent about three hours fighting the blaze and left the scene at about 4 a.m., Mr. Brenner said. The road was closed from the intersection of South Main Street and Meeting House Lane to Little Plains Road. The cottage was unsalvageable. “It was a total loss of the residence, a 100-percent loss,” he said.

Mr. Brenner said no firefighters were injured during the “well-coordinated event.” He commended the firefighters for their work.

“Chief Rodney Pierson 
was in charge at the scene and no one got injured and everybody’s safe and back in action again already,” Mr. Brenner said.

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Does anyone know the address on Meeting House Ln?
By itsamazing (217), Southampton on Oct 10, 11 5:59 PM
I heard that a dog died in the fire :( So Sad RIP little one
By animalcaregiver (14), sag harbor on Oct 10, 11 7:33 PM
Rest in peace little girl, you are now in a better place.
By oldfriend (1), sag harbor on Oct 11, 11 12:22 PM
Yes, a dog did die in the fire. So sad.
By kathrb (16), Southampton on Oct 12, 11 2:55 PM
Am also wondering why the address was not inluded in the article?
By Vikki K (487), Southampton on Jan 27, 12 11:56 AM
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