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Nov 10, 2012 3:49 PMPublication: The Southampton Press

Firefighters Douse Blaze At Abandoned Home In Eastport Friday Night

Nov 10, 2012 3:49 PM

Fire officials are investigating a blaze at an abandoned house on Old Country Road in Eastport on Friday night that left most of the house destroyed.

According to Francis “Bud” Mazura, a press officer for the Eastport Fire Department, a call came in at 7:50 p.m. on Friday of a structure fire. Upon arriving at the scene, firefighters found an fully involved structure fire at an approximately 6,000-square-foot, two-story house just west of Tuttle Avenue. According to Mr. Mazura, firefighters were able to quickly control the blaze.

Several hours later, at 1 a.m., a pumper truck had to return to the house to extinguish a small section of roof that had re-ignited. The small fire was also quickly put out.

No injuries were reported as a result of the fire, and the house is currently not suitable for habitation. The cause of the fire is unknown and being investigated by the Southampton Town fire marshal’s office.

Members of the East Moriches and Westhampton Beach fire departments assisted on the scene, and the Manorville department was on standby at the Eastport Firehouse. The Westhampton War Memorial Ambulance corps was also on scene.

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Does anyone know why this house was abandoned several years ago??
By Sam (252), Westhampton Beach on Nov 11, 12 6:05 PM
They didnt want to be home when the fire started.
By ba (50), speonk on Nov 13, 12 11:33 AM