Jul 26, 2014

Firefighters Make Quick Stop on Springs Fire

Fire appears electrical, chief says.

Firefighters Make Quick Stop on Springs Fire

The damage from a fire that broke out in a mechanical room in a Springs house on Tuesday morning was contained and extinguished quickly.

Springs Fire Department Chief Ben Miller arrived at 47 Lincoln Ave. within minutes of the 911 call dispatchers received at 9:12 a.m. Firefighters on the first engine to arrive on scene stretched a hose line down to the mechanical room, below the garage. "We extinguished it really quickly," he said of the blaze, which appears to be electrical.

The garage's steel and concrete helped contain the fire in the mechanical room, Miller said.

The occupants of the house were waiting outside with their dog when the chief arrived. No one was hurt, he said.

While the East Hampton Town Fire Marshal's office is investigating the cause of the fire, Miller said it appears to be electrical. The Long Island Power Authority was summoned to shut off power to the house, although LIPA had not arrived when the fire department left at about 10:30 a.m. (A fire marshal remained on scene to wait for them).

About 40 to 45 firefighters responded to the call, Miller said. Two engines, the heavy rescue truck, a tanker, fire police vehicles, and an ambulance were brought to the scene.

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