A fire broke out on Dune Road at around 9:30 on Monday night, however, Hampton Bays firefighters were unable to reach the blaze, according to John Tedesco, Hampton Bays Fire chief.
As of Tuesday morning, Tedesco said it is believed that the fire is out, but access to Dune Road is still cut off. Flooding, he said has prevented anyone from accessing any of the bridges to the roadway.
Tedesco said it is believed that the fire broke out near the Hampton Bays/East Quogue boarder, but can not say for sure.
Once waves and wind start to calm, Tedesco said firefighters and the fire marshal will take a boat across to Dune Road to access the situation.
In the meantime, firefighters are helping to clear Hampton Bays roadways, which are full of downed trees and wires. Many streets, are also still flooded, said Tedesco, noting that it is currently high tide and water is pushing up again,
Some 25 Hampton Bays firefighters responded to nearly 50 calls on Monday, including a fully involved structure fire and two car water rescues, one on Red Creek Road and another on Springville Road.
Both the rescues involved people stuck in cars, but they were able to get out by the time firefighters arrived, said Tedesco.
"I want to thank all my firemen for a superb job and for standing by at the firehouse to protect the community. But even more, I want to thank their families and employers for letting them help protect the community," said Tedesco.
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