The Westhampton Beach Firehouse was reduced to a pile of rubble Wednesday morning as the 60-year-old building was demolished to make way for a new headquarters.
After demolishing the old Westhampton Beach Police station—which was located next to the firehouse on Sunset Avenue—earlier this week, Riverhead-based Terry Contracting tore the 12,300-square-foot headquarters down with an excavator first thing Wednesday morning.
Construction on a new, 27,000-square-foot firehouse could begin as early as this fall, with a tentative completion date of spring 2015. In the meantime, the department has created a temporary headquarters on Seabreeze Avenue in Westhampton and the Westhampton Beach Fire District is renting office space at 108 Mill Road.
The demolition work is not expected to interfere with traffic on Sunset Avenue, according to fire district officials.