The Oyster Bay and Atlantic Steamer Fire Companies were dispatched to a report of a house fire on Hill Drive. Company 1’s 1st Assistant Chief Decarolis arrived to fire showing from the house. TL554 and East Norwich Quint 513 arrived and stretched an initial line into the house. The fire quickly rose to a second alarm with fire on all floors. At least three lines were placed into operation to extinguish the stubborn fire. Multiple exotic animals, including snakes and monkeys, were rescued from the house by firefighters.

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