Structure Fire in Snug Harbor
February 19, 2020

Firefighters battled a structure fire on Michaels Way in Westhampton Beach Wednesday, officials say — but no injuries were reported.

The Westhampton Beach Fire Department was called out at 2:56 p.m. for the fire, which was called in by the homeowner who was at home at the time, fire official said. Third Assistant Chief Larry Saccente was the first to arrive on scene and reported heavy fire at the rear of the house and along the roof line. The department's first due engine and ladder truck arrived shortly thereafter and the volunteers began attacking the fire which, according to department chief Halsey Stevens, proved, because of its location, to be particularly difficult to extinguish. The fire took 2 hours to fully extinguish.