A Southampton woman was treated for smoke inhalation on Tuesday after a fire destroyed the living room of her Powell Avenue home.
The woman, who has not been identified, was carried out of the house at 70 Powell Avenue by Southampton Fire Department 2nd Assistant Chief Chris Brenner after she refused to leave, and was transported to Southampton Hospital by the Southampton Village Volunteer Ambulance, before being transferred to Stony Brook University Medical Center for further 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 Fire Department, Southampton Village Police, and the Southampton Village Volunteer Ambulance all responded to the scene. The Southampton Village fire marshal is investigating the cause of the fire.