Lattingtown house fire leaves residents displaced, firefighters exhausted


Flames tore through a residence on Great Meadow Road in Lattingtown Sunday afternoon, leaving a trail of destruction and displacing two residents.

Responding to the blaze at approximately 3:50 p.m., firefighters from Locust Valley, East Norwich, Oyster Bay, Glen Cove, Syosset, Bayville, and Jericho fire departments descended upon the scene, mobilizing over 100 members in a desperate bid to quell the inferno.

Twelve firemen succumbed to exhaustion, with eleven receiving on-site treatment and evaluation. One member was rushed to a nearby hospital for further medical attention.

The Nassau County Fire Marshal and Arson Bomb Squad joined the efforts to determine the cause of the fire, which, as of now, does not appear to be suspicious. However, the investigation remains ongoing.