15 Sep 2014
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Update: Residential Blaze Extinguished; No Injuries Reported

A home was engulfed in flames late Tuesday morning, closing Montuak Highway.

Update: Residential Blaze Extinguished; No Injuries Reported Update: Residential Blaze Extinguished; No Injuries Reported Update: Residential Blaze Extinguished; No Injuries Reported Update: Residential Blaze Extinguished; No Injuries Reported Update: Residential Blaze Extinguished; No Injuries Reported

Update 1:11 p.m.: According to fire officials, the fire has been extinguished.  

Southampton Fire Chief Rodney "Chip" Pierson said no injuries were reported and the department believes the fire started in a mattress in the rear of the home. The fire marshal is investigating the cause.  

Roadways closed due to the fire, Pierson said, should be open around 1:30 p.m.

Aside from the Southampton Fire Department, the Southampton Volunteer Ambulance, the Southampton Village Ambulance and North Sea Fire Department were on scene. The Hampton Bays Fire Department responded with rapid intervention team. 

Previous: Montauk Highway is closed between St. Andrews Road and Tuckahoe Road and Tuckahoe Road is closed at County Road 39 heading south as firefighters battle a blaze in a residential home on the Shinnecock Indian Reservation. 

According to Chris Brenner, a spokesman with the Southampton Fire Department, firefighters are trying to extinguish a home on which was fully engulfed in flames.

It was not immediately clear if anyone was inside the home or if there were any injuries. 

Check back with Southampton Patch as more information becomes available.

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