The blaze completely destroyed the massive home.

A massive vacant home on Washington Avenue in Port Jefferson Station burned to the ground in the early hours of Friday morning. Witnesses on the block say that Terryville Fire Department played a part in preventing the enormous blaze from spreading by hosing down houses next door. Others reported being woken up with the massive amounts of smoke coming into their windows.


The Terryville Fire Department reported on the blaze saying that they were dispatched to a reported structure fire at 3am on Friday, January 5th.


“Upon arrival of the first arriving chiefs, smoke was visible emanating from a vacant 2-story residence that was under renovation,” the fire department reported. “Shortly after, a working fire was transmitted and mutual aid was requested. Crews made an aggressive interior attack but due to rapidly deteriorating conditions and collapse concerns, transitioned to an exterior operation.”


Excavation equipment from the town was requested to assist in the extinguishment and units operated on scene for over seven hours in freezing temperatures. The cause of the fire remains under investigation by the Town of Brookhaven Fire Marshal’s Office and the Suffolk County Police Arson Squad.


The owner of the home was not identified. The house has sat unoccupied for years, according to people who live in the area.

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