The Bay Shore Fire Department was activated for a structure fire on Farragut Avenue. First on scene was Chief of Department Jeremiah Rockfeld. Two lines were put into operation along with a deck gun. Bay Shore command also reported a partial collapse of the roof. A third line was also stretched as severe hoarder conditions were found throughout the house. Islip town DPW was requested to have the home demolished for safety reasons. Mutual aid was called from Islip, West Islip, East Islip, Bay Shore Brightwaters Rescue Ambulance, Islip Fire Marshal’s office, SCPD Arson Squad, Suffolk County Water Authority, and electric and gas utilities. The fire was called under control at 0720.

– Fire News photo by Rich Stark