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Students and teachers manned fire hoses as the (Credit: Handout)

Students and teachers manned fire hoses as the community pulled together to put out a fire that nearly engulfed Bellport High School in 1963. It was the Bellport Fire Department's largest fire. (March 8, 1963)

Bellport High School fire of 1963

The Bellport community pulled together to put out a fire that nearly engulfed Bellport High School on March 8, 1963.

The Bellport community pulled together to put out
(Credit: Handout)

The Bellport community pulled together to put out a fire that engulfed part of Bellport High School in 1963. Firefighters rescued students trapped on the second floor using an improvised tarpaulin chute. (March 8, 1963)

Students and teachers manned fire hoses as the
(Credit: Handout)

Students and teachers manned fire hoses as the community pulled together to put out a fire that nearly engulfed Bellport High School on March 8, 1963. It was the Bellport Fire Department's largest fire.

Students and teachers manned fire hoses as the
(Credit: Handout)

Students and teachers manned fire hoses as the community pulled together to put out a fire that nearly engulfed Bellport High School on March 8, 1963. It was the Bellport Fire Department's largest fire. Although there was no loss of life, 40 students, some teachers and firefighters were hospitalized overnight.

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Students and teachers manned fire hoses as the
(Credit: Handout)

Students and teachers manned fire hoses as the community pulled together to put out a fire that nearly engulfed Bellport High School on March 8, 1963. It was the Bellport Fire Department's largest fire. Although there was no loss of life, nearly 40 students, teachers and a firefighters were hospitalized overnight.

Students and teachers manned fire hoses as the
(Credit: Handout)

Students and teachers manned fire hoses as the community pulled together to put out a fire that nearly engulfed Bellport High School on March 8, 1963. Some students jumped out of the first floor windows as the smoke barreled through the classrooms and hallways.

Students and teachers manned fire hoses as the
(Credit: Handout)

Students and teachers manned fire hoses as the community pulled together to put out a fire that nearly engulfed Bellport High School in 1963. It was the Bellport Fire Department's largest fire. (March 8, 1963)

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