The Setauket Fire Department received a call for a fire on Talmadge Gate. Chief Paul Rodier was first on scene to a house which appeared to be one third involved. A woman was found outside on the driveway. Her condition did not appear entirely normal and she was taken by Setauket Fire Department ambulance to Stony Brook University Medical Center. Setauket was assisted by firefighters from Stony Brook, Terryville, Centereach, St. James, Port Jefferson and Nesconset. The fire, having apparently started well prior to the alarm being given, consumed at least 60 percent of the house, leaving it uninhabitable.

– Fire News photos by Robert O’Rourk