The North Babylon Fire Company responded to a house fire on August Road. Safety Officer Mike Kalhorn was first on scene. There was heavy fire and numerous attempts to push through and search the home were made due to reports of an occupant trapped inside. This was later found to be false. There were no injuries but numerous deceased animals were found on premises. The fire was being investigated by the Town of Babylon Fire Marshal and Suffolk County Police Department Arson Squad. Assistant Chief Mike Mazur was in command of all units and the event lasted approximately 3-1/2 hours. Mutual aid was provided by Babylon, Bay Shore, Deer Park, Dix Hills, West Islip, West Babylon, Wyandanch and Wyandanch Wheatley Heights Ambulance.

– Fire News photos by Jack McNamara and Paul Mazza