20 departments fight blaze on Fire Island

Firefighters from several departments battle a blaze in

Firefighters from several departments battle a blaze in Fire Island Pines. (Nov. 15, 2011) (Credit: Stringer News Service)

About 20 fire departments, several called from the mainland, were battling an out-of-control fire early Tuesday in Fire Island Pines that destroyed at least two popular nightspots and a home, officials said.

The Fire Island Pines Fire Department requested help from mainland fire departments Monday night , fire officials said.

Suffolk Fire Control officials said about 20 fire departments responded to fight the blaze on Fire Island Boulevard that was reported about 9:15 p.m.

The Fire Island News reported that Walter Boss of the Fire Island Pines Fire Department confirmed late Monday night that the fire destroyed the Pavilion, La Fountaine and a bay-front home. Businesses north of the Pavilion along the harbor appear to have been unscathed, he told The News.

The News reported that dozens of firefighters from the Pines, Ocean Bay Park, Davis Park, Point O' Woods, Cherry Grove, Ocean Beach, Fair Harbor, Saltaire, Kismet, East Islip, West Islip, Hagerman, Sayville, Bellport, Great River and Bay Shore departments responded. There were no reported injuries.

More than two hours after the fire was reported, it was still not declared under control.

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