Severe Storm keeps Nesconset FD busy in the early morning
By Ex-Chief Michael Wichtendahl
August 28, 2021

A severe line of thunderstorms caused havoc early this morning starting around 3:30am. The neighborhood was affected by flooding, downed power lines and power outages.

At 3:41am the Nesconset Fire Department was activated to respond to a commercial fire alarm on Middle Country Road. Over the next two hours the department responded to 10 additional emergencies:

4 Automatic Fire Alarms
1 Carbon Monoxide Detector Activation
1 Vehicle Submerged in Water
1 Downed Electrical Wires Arcing and Burning
2 Emergency Medical Responses
1 Working Structure Fire

At 4:10am the Department was alerted to a reported structure fire on Lake Ave South. Engine 4-4-1 arrived on scene and confirmed a working structure fire in a detached garage. Firefighters from Engines 4-4-1 and 4-4-3 deployed two 1-3/4” hand lines and performed fire suppression assisted by firefighters from Tower Ladder 4-4-7. Units from the St. James and Ronkonkoma Fire Departments operated at the scene as well.

All units operated for the duration of these alarms under the command of Chief AJ Anderson. Special thanks to the Happauge and Stony Brook Fire Departments for assisting with the additional calls during the Structure Fire.