UPDATE: One Woman Being Treated Following Westhampton Fire; Cause Still Unknown

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UPDATE: Monday, 10:30 a.m.

A woman who lived in the building suffered burns to her body and three dogs were killed in the fire Sunday afternoon.

Belinda Mangone, 61, of Westhampton was taken to Stony Brook University Hospital via Westhampton War Memorial Ambulance, officials said. They could not give an update on her condition Monday morning.

According to Westhampton Beach Fire Chief Ross Donneson, it was unclear how many people were in the home at the time of the fire, but everyone had evacuated by the time firefighters arrived. The three dogs were found dead inside of the building.

Officials still have not determined the cause of the blaze, although Chief Donneson said early reports indicate that it seemed accidental. The house was fully engulfed in flames when firefighters arrived on the scene, making it difficult to say where the fire started, he added.

“We did the best we could,” Chief Donneson said on Monday morning. “The guys did a good job, but the house was too far gone.”

A small brush fire ignited in a wooded area next to the home, as a result of the building fire, but firefighters were able to extinguish the second blaze before it spread to any neighboring homes.

The Southampton Town Fire Marshal’s office was handling the investigation, and the Westhampton Beach Fire Department returned to the scene three times to extinguish hot spots.

No other information was available Monday morning.

UPDATE: Sunday, 10 p.m.

At least one person was injured in a blaze that destroyed the North Quarter Road home in Westhampton Sunday evening.

Officials are still investigating the source of the fire that was called in at 3:45 p.m. While there were injuries reported from the scene, officials could not say Sunday night how many people were hurt or the severity of their injuries.

The Westhampton Beach Fire Department was the first to arrive on the scene to find a fully involved house fire. Mutual aid was provided by the Eastport and Quogue departments, as well as the Westhampton Beach Fire Police. The Southampton Town Police, Town Fire Marshal, and the Westhampton War Memorial Ambulance all responded to the scene, while East Moriches was on standby at the Sunset Avenue firehouse.

Westhampton Beach Fire Chief Ross Donneson was in charge on the scene.

According to John Neely of the Westhampton Beach Fire Department, the house was completely destroyed as a result of the fire, though firefighters were able to prevent it from spreading to neighboring houses and trees.

The cause of the fire is still under investigation, and firefighters were cleared from the scene at roughly 7 p.m. Sunday evening.

ORIGINAL STORY

Responders are on the scene of a house fire in Westhampton that has closed off portions of North Quarter and Old Country roads while firefighters battle the blaze Sunday evening.

The fire was called in just after 4 p.m. Sunday at 47 North Quarter Road in Westhampton. The fire was heavy in the basement and on the first and second floors of the home, though it is too early to tell the extent of the damage, according to Eastport Fire Department public information officer John Dalen. Both the Westhampton Beach and Eastport fire departments are at the scene, while the East Moriches Fire Department is on standby.

The house is at the end of a cul-de-sac, and fire officials have closed Old Country Road to access the fire from the other side, Mr. Dalen said.

More information was not immediately available about the fire.

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