The Saint James Fire Department responded to a house fire on Evan Court in Head of the Harbor. Crews arrived to a large frame home fully involved. Mutual aid came from Nissequogue, Nesconset, Smithtown and Stony Brook, along with Stony Brook University Ambulances; Setauket stood by at Saint James headquarters. Two firefighters suffered minor injuries during the operation. It took over two hours to bring the fire under control. The home was unoccupied at the time, neighbors having advised that the homeowners were out of town. The Head of the Harbor Police, Smithtown Town Fire Marshal and Suffolk Police Arson squad were on scene investigating the cause.
– Fire News photos by Joseph C. Sperber