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Two cars were destroyed in a fire on Point Pleasant Road in Mattituck Wednesday morning.
A four-car garage on Point Pleasant Road in Mattituck was destroyed by fire late Wednesday morning.
The Mattituck Fire Department received a call from a neighbor of the property at 11:18 a.m., and by the time they arrived at the scene the garage was fully engulfed in flames, said Mattituck First Assistant Chief Jason Haas, who was still at the scene with about 50 firefighters from four different fire departments at 12:30 p.m. The fire had been completely extinguished by that time.
Mr. Haas said no one was home when the fire began and the family who lived in the house, who had been out boating, had just returned to the scene. He said no one was injured but two cars in the garage were destroyed by the fire. He said that the origin of the fire was still unknown, but arson investigators had been called in.
Firefighters laid out several thousand feet of hose to reach the fire, which was at the end of a private road off Westphalia Avenue. The nearest hydrant was on Westphalia Avenue, not far from the entrance to Point Pleasant Road. Fire Police had blocked off Westphalia Avenue at Youngs Avenue and were not allowing traffic through due to the hose laid across Westphalia Avenue.
In addition to Mattituck, firefighters from the Cutchogue, Southold and Jamesport fire departments responded to the blaze.