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4 departments battle North Patchogue fire, Suffolk officials say

Firefighters from four departments in Suffolk County battled

Firefighters from four departments in Suffolk County battled a house fire early Wednesday, Aug. 17, 2016, in North Patchogue, officials said. Credit: Stringer News Service

Firefighters from four Suffolk County departments battled a house fire early Wednesday morning in North Patchogue, finally gaining control over the fierce fire after about 90 minutes, Suffolk fire officials said.

The blaze significantly damaged the home on Washington Avenue, but no injuries were reported.

Officials said the structure fire was reported in a 911 call at 3:48 a.m. Firefighters from North Patchogue, Patchogue, Medford and Hagerman responded to the blaze to find the house fully engulfed. The home is south of Barton Avenue and near the athletic field at Saxton Middle School.

It was not immediately clear if the home was occupied at the time of the blaze.

Officials said the fire took about 90 minutes to bring under control, but said the overhaul of the scene was complete by 6:30 a.m.

For Hagerman’s firefighters it was the second tough fire of the night. An hour earlier department members were called to battle a “reignite” of a boat basin fire at a marina on Cornell Avenue in East Patchogue. That fire had originally broken out Tuesday evening, damaging “multiple boats” before it reignited again at about 2:30 a.m. on Wednesday. At least three firefighters were injured in those fires.

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