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UPDATE: No Injuries Reported in Shore Road Blaze

Portion of home gutted in Wednesday afternoon fire.

Update, Thursday, 4:50 p.m.: Peter Neely, who was at the scene of Wednesday's fire on Shore Road, said Thursday afternoon that flames coming from the home appeared to be 10 to 15 feet in the air.

And despite the threat, Westhampton Beach, Quogue and Eastport Fire Departments all worked together as one unit in quelling the fire before it spread throughout the home.

"I haven't seen a lot of house fires, but they were very very professional," said Neely, who volunteers his own time photographing for the Westhampton Beach F.D. "It seemed to me that the coordination between the three departments was kind of seamless."

Neely said that one fire fighter was treated with oxygen at the scene though no other injuries were evident. 

Update, Thursday, 12:30 p.m.: A Shore Road home was partially gutted after a fire on Wednesday afternoon required the aid of several fire departments, though no injured were reported from the scene.

Capt. Halsey Stevens said, "when we got there, the home was fully engulfed in flames" on the eastern section of the home.

Stevens said he was not aware of any injuries in the fire, which Chief Chip Bancroft confirmed in a report on 27East.com.

Bancroft was not available for comment on Thursday. The cause of the fire remains under investigation by Southampton Town Fire Marshals.

Update: The fire is reportedly under control and extinguished.

Westhampton Beach Firefighters are battling a fire on Shore Road, police confirmed.

According to the Westhampton Beach Fire Department a call reporting a fire came in at 4:41 p.m. Police could not confirm further details.

Westhampton Beach Fire Chief Chip Bancroft could not immediately be reached for comment.

As the area recovers from the wreckage of Hurricane Sandy amidst downed power lines, Hampton Bays fire fighters reported being unable to even reach one fire on Dune Road on Monday night during the height of the storm.

Check back with Westhampton-Hampton Bays Patch as more information becomes available.

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