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Fire Claims Four Cottages in Montauk

Thu, 02/08/2024 - 11:42

A building on Lake Montauk with four cottage-style apartments went up in flames on Monday morning, bringing out crews from three fire departments that worked for about two and a half hours to put out the blaze at the East Lake Drive property.

No one was home at the time, and no injuries to firefighters were reported.

“We had smoke and flames come out of the top,” Montauk Fire Chief Ken Glogg said yesterday. “It was hard to get into because of the smoke and the heat, but there was nothing out of the ordinary that would have given us a major challenge.”

All told, Chief Glogg said, between the firefighters, ambulance personnel, and fire police, some 40 to 50 volunteers responded to the call, which came in at about 8:40 a.m. The Amagansett Fire Department sent an engine and crew; the East Hampton Fire Department’s rapid-intervention team was called in as well. East Hampton also stood by at the Montauk firehouse in case of another emergency.

The East Hampton Town Fire Marshal’s office is still investigating the cause.

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