At 1442 on December 22, 2023, the Nesconset Fire Department responded to a structure fire on Avalon Circle. First units arrived to fire showing on three floors and throughout multiple apartments. Engine 4-4-3 immediately placed two 1-3/4 inch handlines into service. The crews were pulled from the structure when the integrity of the roof and third floor deteriorated. After a period of defensive operations which knocked down the fire, crews re-entered to complete extinguishment. Units from the Smithtown, Nissequoge, St. James, Ronkonkoma, Lakeland, Kings Park, Centereach, Central Islip, and Hauppauge operated on scene. All units operated under the command of Assistant Chief Daniel Madden.

– Submitted by the Nesconset Fire Department, Joseph C. Sperber and Chase Millwater