Update: Residential Blaze Extinguished; No Injuries Reported

A home was engulfed in flames late Tuesday morning, closing Montuak Highway.

Update 1:11 p.m.: According to fire officials, the fire has been extinguished.  

Southampton Fire Chief Rodney "Chip" Pierson said no injuries were reported and the department believes the fire started in a mattress in the rear of the home. The fire marshal is investigating the cause.  

Roadways closed due to the fire, Pierson said, should be open around 1:30 p.m.

Aside from the Southampton Fire Department, the Southampton Volunteer Ambulance, the Southampton Village Ambulance and North Sea Fire Department were on scene. The Hampton Bays Fire Department responded with rapid intervention team. 

Previous: Montauk Highway is closed between St. Andrews Road and Tuckahoe Road and Tuckahoe Road is closed at County Road 39 heading south as firefighters battle a blaze in a residential home on the Shinnecock Indian Reservation. 

According to Chris Brenner, a spokesman with the Southampton Fire Department, firefighters are trying to extinguish a home on which was fully engulfed in flames.

It was not immediately clear if anyone was inside the home or if there were any injuries. 

Check back with Southampton Patch as more information becomes available.

Tara H. August 07, 2012 at 09:03 PM
Why is that comment inappropriate? There have been 3 incidents of people getting shot at for merely being too close to the reservation. One Patch reporter who covered something on Hill Street, a clammer that got to close to the reservation got shot at while in the water by a group of residents and just last week shots were fired and helicopters were looking for the gunman. If I were the wife of a volunteer who put on 75 lbs of gear to fight a fire on a piece of property whereby people get shot at with no accountability at all, I would want to know how my husband was going to be protected.
Lisa Votino-Tarrant August 08, 2012 at 12:45 AM
Tara, this isn't the topic at hand. This is a good friend of mine's house and she's lost everything. I'm very grateful to everyone that responded. The fire department and ambulance have been responding to calls here for years. There are Shinnecock people who volunteer for both. To use three random examples of three very different situations and then hold all Shinnecock to it is lame. There's no bad eggs where you live? Do you live in paradise? I'm white, I certainly wouldn't want to be held responsible for what all white people do. Why is Shinnecock held to different standards. And most of all, what sort of heart do you have that this was your first concern and not that a family is now homeless?
Lisa Votino-Tarrant August 08, 2012 at 12:47 AM
Southampton FD responds to fires (although I think other fire departments joined today). The state poiice have jurisdiction.
justbreath August 08, 2012 at 03:25 AM
my prayers go out to the family.
Ophelia August 08, 2012 at 09:11 AM
Lisa what does race or skin color have to do with it? Get a grip. It was someone's friend who could have died. It's a rough world. Can't run from reality. No more shooting no more comments about shooting. Easy.


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