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Firefighters Battle Springs Blaze

Tue, 07/20/2021 - 11:13
A fire was reported at around 9:15 a.m. Tuesday on Springs-Fireplace Road in the vicinity of Copeces Lane and Harrison Avenue.
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The East Hampton Town fire marshal's office is investigating the cause of a Springs fire on Tuesday morning that brought firefighters from four departments to the scene.

The Springs Fire Department was alerted to the fire on Springs-Fireplace Road between Harrison Avenue and Copeces Lane shortly after 9 and soon requested help from the Amagansett department's rapid intervention team. Tankers were dispatched to the scene around 9:30, and 15 minutes later Springs requested help from Sag Harbor's rapid intervention team. The East Hampton Fire Department also responded.

"This seems to be electric-driven, and we're not making any progress until we lose power," a chief reported on the radio. The department requested help from PSEG and a possible police escort to get the utility responders through heavy morning traffic. 

At about 10:15 a.m. the Montauk Fire Department was asked to stand by at the Springs Firehouse. PSEG arrived on the scene about 15 minutes later. At about 10:45, firefighters reported the house's second story "cleared."

This story has been updated since it was first published.


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