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Aug 22, 2012 11:05 AMPublication: The Southampton Press

One Person Injured In Westhampton Beach Fire

Aug 22, 2012 12:26 PM

A woman was injured in a house fire on Dune Road in Westhampton Beach early Wednesday morning, officials said. The fire gutted the home, leaving it uninhabitable.

An unidentified occupant of the home was treated for smoke inhalation, authorities said. Other occupants escaped the fire unharmed, although authorities didn’t identify them or say how many people were in the home at the time of the blaze.

According to Westhampton Beach Village Police Lieutenant Trevor Gonce, at approximately 2 a.m. on Wednesday an unidentified woman called 911 reporting flames coming from her neighbor’s house. The Westhampton Beach Fire Department and Village Police responded to the fire at 398 Dune Road, where they found the interior of the home engulfed in flames. All occupants of the house had evacuated the house prior to emergency personnel arriving on scene.

Once on scene, members of the Westhampton War Memorial Ambulance treated one occupant of the home for smoke inhalation. The woman, who was not identified, suffered non-life-threatening injuries and was transported to Peconic Bay Medical Center in Riverhead for further treatment, Lt. Gonce said.

According to Lt. Gonce, officials were on the scene until approximately 4:25 a.m., but were called back to the house about 20 minutes later, at 4:47 a.m., because the fire had rekindled. He said it was quickly brought back under control and firefighters left the scene shortly after.

Southampton Town Fire Marshal Brian Williams said Wednesday that the cause of the blaze is still under investigation.

The Westhampton Beach Fire and Village Police departments both responded to the scene, with mutual aid provided by the Eastport and Quogue fire departments. The Quogue Village Police Department and the West Hampton Dunes Constables also responded to the scene.

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Single-Family Home with electric heat, 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms in approximately 2,168 square feet, built in 1994. Owner of record: Gerard Woods.

Ain't Google great!

Glad no one was seriously injured, though smoke inhalation is pretty awful.
By Frank Wheeler (1826), Northampton on Aug 22, 12 12:03 PM
frank do you really think it was your place to name the owner of the house and if so i am just wondering why
By jacks (70), hampton bays on Aug 22, 12 1:48 PM
Why shouldn't the owner be mentioned-its public knowledge. Actually the Press should have found that out before printing the article.
By EastEnd68 (888), Westhampton on Aug 22, 12 1:54 PM
Anyone else think Frank needs to get a job.
By ba (50), speonk on Aug 22, 12 2:10 PM
1 member liked this comment
Where's that coming from, haters?

My point, which EastEnd68 got without any strain, was that this was another 27east story notably devoid of much information. I'm not trained as a journalist -- well, one elective course as a sophomore in college -- but I don't see the point of putting up a story without the five Ws, or as many of them as possible.

Anyone else think "ba" is dragging the image of Speonk down?
By Frank Wheeler (1826), Northampton on Aug 23, 12 12:08 AM
Good stuff Frankie. You cant expect these news stories to ever be what we need them to be. I just figure the budget doesnt allowfor it. Give the basics and move on to the next relatively meaningless story.PS-dont ever mess with Speonk. Small but proud!
By ba (50), speonk on Aug 23, 12 10:20 AM