On 12/02/2013 at approx. 23:50 hrs. the Hagerman F.D. & SCPD was notified of this structure fire located at 187 Orchard Rd. in East Patchogue, Long Island, New York. The fire was located in a garage, which had an apartment on the second floor, to the rear of the residence. While responding to the scene, units were advised that there was oxygen and acetylene cylinders being stored in the garage, and at least one explosion was heard during the early stages of the fire. Units were met with an advanced fire condition upon arrival and were able to make quick work of the blaze and knock it down saving most of the garage.
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