Jul 29, 2014
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Dix Hills House Burns to Rubble

A home under construction on Princeton Drive went up in flames Monday night.

A Dix Hills house that was under construction went up in flames Monday night. 

The Dix Hills fire Department responded to the fire, which occurred about 7 p.m. 

Firefighters said that flames were shooting 50-feet into the air as the house collapsed within minutes after they arrived at the scene on Princeton Drive.

Nearly 50 volunteer firefighters were able to bring the blaze under control within two hours, under the command of Dix Hills Fire Chief Bill Stio, with operations handled by Assistant Chiefs Robert Fling, Tom Napolitano and Alan Berkowitz.

The Town of Huntington Highway Department brought in a backhoe to pull apart the rubble to help firefighters fully extinguish the blaze. A highway road sander also responded to sand the street, which turned to a slippery sheet of ice from the frozen water.

The Greenlawn and Deer Park fire departments assisted, along with Suffolk Fire-Rescue Coordinators. Also on scene were two Dix Hills Rescue Squad ambulances, paramedic and first responder units were for EMS support.  

There were no injuries reported. Suffolk Police Arson Squad and Huntington Town Fire Marshal are investigating.

*Information and photos by Steve Silverman.

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