House Fire in Ronkonkoma
By Captain Paul Pumalo
July 4, 2020

On Saturday, July 4 at approximately 22:46 hours, the Ronkonkoma Fire Department was activated for a reported structure fire across from 17 Metzner Rd. 4-4-30 was first on scene and reported that he had smoke showing. 5-24-30 was on scene shortly there after and received the information that there was fire to the rear in possibly the attic or basement. A working fire was transmitted at that point. Both chiefs conducted a search to confirm no occupants were in the building. First due engine crews on 5-24-5 under the direction of Lieutenant O'Connor with the assistance of Truck Company 11, under the supervision of Captain Hofmann quickly made entry and were able to knock down to seat of the fire. The damage was limited to the kitchen and the attic. 1 firefighter was transported to Stony Brook hospital with minor injuries. After the scene was placed under control, it was placed under the command of the town fire marshal for further investigation. The cause of the fire is unknown at this point.

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