Firefighters Called Out to Accabonac Road Blaze

Flames were spreading from the deck to the house. Michael Heller photos

Update, 11:45 p.m.: East Hampton firefighters quickly extinguished a fire that broke out on a deck at a house on Accabonac Road Tuesday night, before it spread into the house. 

Chief Gerard Turza Jr. said his department was called to 123 Accabonac Road, on the corner of Floyd Street, at 8:22 p.m. Brian Stanis, the second assistant fire chief, arrived first to find a deck fire that was starting to extend to the house, Chief Turza said. A window was already blown out and the fire was beginning to enter the house.

"A quick, aggressive attack was initiated by first arriving crews and the fire was contained to the area of origin," Chief Turza said.  

There were people in the house when the fire started. No one was injured.  

The East Hampton Town fire marshal’s office is investigating the cause, but Chief Turza said it does not appear to be suspicious.

Originally, 8:50 p.m.: The East Hampton Fire Department quickly knocked down a fire that reportedly broke out on a deck on an Accabonac Road property on Tuesday evening.

Multiple callers reported seeing flames at 123 Accabonac Road at about 8:20 p.m. The bulk of the fire was quickly brought under control.

Accabonac Road, near Floyd Street, was shut down while firefighters attacked the fire. 

East Hampton Village Ambulance Association was on scene, and also had to respond to a second, unrelated call at headquarters. 

This article will be updated with more information when it becomes available. 

Correction: The fire broke out on a deck, not a shed, which was originally reported.