Firemen fought to put out flames at a house fire during a heavy thunderstorm this past Monday, July 25.
Huntington Fire Department volunteers were alerted to a fire on Prime Avenue in Huntington at about 4:30 p.m. Firefighters arrived to an active fire in the attic of a two-story home opposite Heckscher Park.
Crews from the Halesite, Huntington and Cold Spring Harbor fire departments quickly knocked down the blaze and overhauled the exterior and second floor ceilings to check for extension of the fire.
The Huntington Community First Aid Squad responded with an ambulance crew. About 60 firefighters and EMS personnel worked together with nine fire trucks under the command of Second Deputy Chief Brian Keane, with operations handled by Third Deputy Chief Scott Dodge.
There were no injuries reported, and the cause of the fire is under investigation by the Suffolk Police Arson Squad and the Huntington fire marshal.