With trees and wires down from Tropical Storm Isaias, the Port Jefferson Fire Department responded to a house fire on Arlington Avenue. An aggressive interior attack, supplemented by an exterior attack, prevented the fire from spreading. The historic design of the home made the fire difficult to access, but the flames were ultimately brought under control. The homeowner was able to escape unharmed and many household pets were rescued throughout the evening, although some pets were lost in the blaze. Port Jefferson EMS set up rehab to ensure all firefighters recovered properly from the difficult fire that was complicated by the high heat and humidity. Mutual aid came from Setauket, Terryville, Mount Sinai, Coram, Selden, Miller Place and Port Jefferson EMS.

-Fire News photos by Dennis Whittam