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Apr 22, 2011 9:03 AMPublication: The Southampton Press

Friday Morning Blaze Destroys Water Mill Home; Homeowners Hope To Rebuild

Apr 26, 2011 6:47 PM

No other houses were in danger of catching fire, firefighters said. The sparks did ignite some nearby brush, however. “There was a small brush fire from the extension of the embers that was knocked down quickly,” Chief Rosko said.

Officials initially reported that there were no injuries from the fire, but Chief Ambrose said Friday afternoon that a firefighter from his department discovered later she had broken her wrist in a fall while extinguishing the brush fire. The injured firefighter was treated at Southampton Hospital and released soon after, he said. The chief would not disclose her name.

Three ambulances from the Southampton Volunteer Ambulance company also responded.

As for the Bassons, they have been busily canceling everything from their Long Island Power Authority to Cablevision services, Dr. Basson said, noting that they will construct a new home.

“We plan to rebuild,” Dr. Basson said. “We don’t want to leave this community.”

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Very large "summer" house catches fire all by itself! Things that make you go...hmmm? By the way loved the photo of the fireman smoking while putting out the fire!
By itsamazing (224), Southampton on Apr 22, 11 3:47 PM
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I can tell your not in the fire department............
By carpntir (2), southampton on Apr 23, 11 5:48 AM
I am so proud of the local fire fighters.They do not get paid wages for what they do; it is all volunteer. They take many classes to keep up their proficiency and it's all volunteer. Why do they do this? Because it's the thing to do? I think it is because they want to give back to the community and they know it keeps down the taxes. From the beginning in the 1890's the men of the villages recognized the need to protect their homes and businesses. So they banded together. If, along the way after ...more
By summertime (589), summerfield fl on Apr 22, 11 3:49 PM
That is easy to figure out, there is only one female in North Sea Fire Department! I hope she is ok?? Kudos to all the fire fighters involved. Glad to hear you are all safe. God Bless.
By local11968 (7), southampton on Apr 22, 11 4:16 PM
If you consider 1,800 sq feet large!
By blbandit (21), Southampton on Apr 22, 11 5:36 PM
2600 sq. ft. I was one of the firemen on scene.
By johnnyhampton (82), Southampton on Apr 22, 11 6:02 PM
God bless all the firemen!! They've had a very busy week. 3 structure fires in 1 week. I don't remember there ever being 3 such fires within a week. Very strange??? Kudos to all fire departments that are there for us!! and Thank You!!
By Latenighter (9), Southampton on Apr 22, 11 6:21 PM
For one who was on the scene how do you know if it was 1800 sq ft or 2600 sq ft it was gone when you got there. Did you step out the foundation and do the math? It was a smaller house then Newsday made it out to be that's for sure! regardless of the size, Great Job by all the emergency responders. Thanks You!
By capt. Jack (17), Southampton on Apr 22, 11 9:32 PM
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According to town record the house is 2298 sq. ft.
By ahhhndrea (25), Southampton on Apr 25, 11 10:09 AM
God Bless our volunteer firefighters and emergency responders..they deserve everyones respect and a donation doesn't hurt..More importantly here on the East End, volunteers are needed to keep our firehouses and ambulances going. If you are able to give to your community in such a way, step up..We need you. Inquire at your local firehouse.
By gansetteer (125), East Hampton on Apr 22, 11 10:53 PM
In the mid-eighties there was a large brush fire that encompassed a square mile between Southampton Acres and Deerfield Road.......and, it was on the Friday of Easter vacation....same as today...interesting!
By Hamptons Seashell (34), Southampton on Apr 23, 11 12:08 AM
I wasn't being sarcastic about the photo with the fireman smoking a cigarette. You're right, I am not a fireman. When I saw the picture, i laughed because I just thought the picture was funny, that's all. Didn't mean to offend anyone so, if I did, I apologize for that.
By itsamazing (224), Southampton on Apr 23, 11 8:36 PM
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