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Jul 25, 2015 2:00 PMPublication: The Southampton Press

UPDATE: Fire Destroys Southampton Village Home On Saturday

Firefighters on the scene of the fire that destroyed a house on Wyandanch Lane in Southampton Village on Saturday.   DANA SHAW
Jul 26, 2015 8:22 AM

UPDATE: Saturday, 8 p.m.

Several first responders were treated for smoke inhalation and high blood pressure as firefighters battled hot spots after a fire destroyed a home on Wyandanch Lane in Southampton Village Saturday afternoon.

According to Southampton Fire Department 1st Assistant Chief Chris Brenner, the fire was reported at 12:23 p.m. Saturday. Fire Chief Michael Kampf, who was in charge of the scene, was one of the first to respond and arrived while people were still evacuating the home.

None of the home’s occupants were injured in the fire, according to authorities.

The blaze, Chief Brenner said, is believed to have started in the kitchen before spreading to the rest of the house, which is not habitable.

Chief Brenner was not sure how many firefighters were inured, but said several were transported via the Southampton Village Volunteer Ambulance and Southampton Ambulance to Southampton Hospital for treatment of both smoke inhalation and elevated blood pressure.

The main fire was extinguished at about 7:30 p.m., Chief Brenner said, noting that portions of the roof and floor collapsed during the blaze, making it difficult to extinguish the fire because they had to utilize ladders and hoses to knock down the flames.

Wyandanch Lane remained closed into Saturday evening while firefighters continued dousing hot spots and until a Southampton Village Fire Marshal could complete an investigation.

The Southampton, North Sea, Sag Harbor, Hampton Bays, East Quogue, East Hampton, Bridgehampton, Westhampton Beach and Flanders fire departments all responded to the scene, as did the Hampton Bays, Southampton Village Volunteer and the Southampton ambulance companies.

“I can’t say enough about all the departments that responded today with mutual aid,” Chief Brenner said. “Everyone did a great job.”

UPDATE: 3:30 p.m. Saturday

Multiple departments are still at the scene of a house fire that was reported earlier in the afternoon on Wyandanch Lane.

Volunteers are still running water to the home, though it appears that the blaze is either under control or extinguished.

Southampton Fire Department officials were not immediately available for comment.

Fire police have blocked access to Wyandanch Lane.


Multiple fire departments are battling a house fire in Southampton Village that was reported early Saturday afternoon.

According to sources, the Southampton, North Sea, Sag Harbor, Hampton Bays, East Quogue, East Hampton, Bridgehampton and Westhampton Beach fire departments have all responded to the blaze at 50 Wyandanch Lane.

Not other information, including whether anyone was home at the time, was immediately available.

Southampton Village Police could not be reached on Saturday afternoon.

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Great work by all responding departments in what turned out to be a very long and arduous day. Incidentally, despite what the article says, Southampton Ambulance was never on scene, and certainly did not transport any patients. All EMS was handled by Southampton Village EMS, and Hampton Bays EMS.
By local resident 10 (19), SOUTHAMPTON on Jul 25, 15 11:14 PM
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Who owned the house?
By June Bug (2680), SOUTHAMPTON on Jul 26, 15 11:49 AM
According to another news source, it was owned by Lawrence and Marilyn Friedman and was over 8,000 sq ft. Fortunately, everyone got out safely.
By Crabby (63), Southampton on Jul 26, 15 4:26 PM
Another source says the name is Friedland and that it was not clear if they were the owners or might have been renting.
By Crabby (63), Southampton on Jul 26, 15 4:41 PM
Southampton Ambulance was on standby to cover the village while SVVA was at the scene.
By metsfan2 (163), southampton on Jul 26, 15 12:11 PM
Lots of great volunteers from all over. Extremely hot day, great job to all of them.
By knitter (1941), Southampton on Jul 26, 15 2:23 PM
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Looks like an old tinderbox - beautiful from what is left of the outside - but all dry dry wood inside - glad everyone survived and God Bless the firefighters and volunteers - whatever would we do without them?
By Vikki K (490), Southampton on Jul 30, 15 1:35 PM
This is why the SVFD is the creme de la creme of FD's in NY and America. More multi-million dollar homes to protect and save. Some you do and sooe you can't but the effort is still there and 110%.
By niblicksreach (14), Southampton on Jul 30, 15 4:19 PM
I don't think you're quite as good as FDNY or Chicago FD or any other city dept so calm yourself down. By the way how much time elapsed from the alarm to first water on the fire? Hmmm
By CaptainSig (716), Dutch Harbor on Aug 5, 15 8:39 AM
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hope they had a rental permit
By llimretaw (118), watermill on Jul 30, 15 4:34 PM