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Firefighters Respond to Powell Avenue House Fire Tuesday

Previously: Two people escaped a fire in a Powell Avenue house late on Tuesday morning, while firefighters were able to save a good portion of the house, fire officials said.

Southampton Fire Department Second Assistant Chief Chris Brenner said the department was dispatched to a structure fire at 70 Powell Avenue at 11:31 a.m. Chief Dennis Roy was the first on scene and confirmed a room in the house was ablaze and that two people were inside.

"The two occupants got out on their own free will," Brenner said. The woman was taken to the hospital for possible smoke inhalation, but the man remained at the scene, while firefighters performed an interior attack.

"Crews entered the side of the building and found the fire — in the living room. It was extinguished within 20 minutes," Brenner said. The fire damage was contained to the living room, but there is smoke and water damage in other parts of the house. "Structurally, the house is okay."

The Southampton Village Fire Marshal's office is investigating the cause.

The Southampton Village Volunteer Ambulance transported the woman to Southampton Hospital.

"It was a good coordinated effort," Brenner said. Ricky Fowler is the chief of the village ambulance.

Original: A fire broke out at a house on Powell Avenue in Southampton Village late on Tuesday morning.

The Southampton Fire Department, Southampton Village Volunteer Ambulance, and the Southampton Village police responded to the working structure fire at 70 Powell Avenue just before noon.

The Bridgehampton Fire Department stood-by at the SVVA headquarters.

No other information was immediately available. Check back for more information.
christie nicolle January 29, 2014 at 12:14 PM
God bless Firefighters - risking their lives like angels saving others - when you think of how many were lost on 9/11 in NYC, it makes you appreciate them more.

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