The Bay Shore Fire Department responded to a house fire on Manor Lane. First Assistant Chief Ekelund arrived to find heavy fire showing from a two-story home that had a hoarding condition inside. Chief of Department Butler arrived shortly after and took command. Engine 3-1-3’s crew and additional engine crews stretched and operated three lines from 3-1-3. West Islip Quint also had a line. Hoarding condition in the house hampered efforts for an interior attack. Members were pulled from the house and a master stream from Ladder 3-1-4 and numerous handlines were used to knock down the main body of fire. Units remained on scene for several hours hitting hot spots. The occupant home at the time was able to exit the house safely. There were no reported injuries and the cause of the fire was under investigation. Mutual aid to the scene was provided by West Islip, Islip and Brentwood. Bay Shore-Brightwaters Ambulance was also on scene.

– Fire News photos by Paul Mazza and Rich Stark