The homeowner of the house at 70 Powell Avenue was treated for smoke inhalation as a result of the fire Tuesday morning.
The woman, who was carried out of the house by Southampton Fire Department 2nd Assistant Chief Chris Brenner because she refused to leave, was transported to Southampton Hospital before being transferred to Stony Brook University Medical Center for treatment. A man who was also in the house at the time of the fire was not injured.
According to Fire Chief Dennis Roy, the fire was reported at 11:31 a.m. Upon arriving on scene, firefighters found the living room fully engulfed in flames, the cause of which was unknown. Firefighters were able to knock down the blaze and save the rest of the house, with minimal damage to the upstairs.
“The men did a fantastic job,” Chief Roy said Tuesday afternoon. “Another 10 minutes and that house would have been destroyed.”
The Southampton Village Fire Marshal is investigating the cause of the fire.
The Southampton Village Fire Department has responded to the scene of a working structure fire at 70 Powell Avenue in Southampton.
Witnesses on the scene report a lot of smoke in the area. Southampton Village fire, police and ambulances are all on scene.
No other information is available at this time.