Injured Hampton Bays Firefighters Released From the Hospital

Hampton Bays Fire Chief Borell says Lewis Scott and Shea Lohr are both at home recovering.

According to a press release sent to the media Thursday morning, the two Hampton Bays firefighters who were injured while fighting a blaze early Monday morning have been released from Stony Brook University Hospital and are now at home recuperating.

“The Hampton Bays Fire Department would like to let everyone know that the two firefighters hurt in Monday’s house fire at 27 Quail Run have been released from the hospital and are at home with their families recovering from the injuries they sustained at the scene,” stated Stefan Borell, Hampton Bays fire chief.

Borell said the fire department would like to extend its thanks to “the physicians, nurses and all the support staff at Stony Brook University Medial Center’s Burn Center for the outstanding care they provided.”

Borell said, “It is comforting to know we have such great care available to use when needed.”

Borell also thanked the volunteers from the East Quogue, Southampton and Flanders Fire Departments, as well as the Hampton Bays Volunteer Ambulance, Southampton Volunteer Ambulance, Southampton Village Volunteer Ambulance and Flanders Northampton Ambulance for their assistance during the fire.

As previously reported, the fire at 27 Quail Run broke out at 12:18 a.m. Shortly after arriving on the scene, a portion of the first floor of the home collapsed with Scott and Lohr falling into the home’s basement.

Three other firefighters were also injured at the. They were treated and released from Southampton Hospital with minor injuries.

Borell said the fire was brought under control by 2 a.m. and those in the home at the time of the fire all got out of the home safely.

Borell was not available for further comment.



aj richard February 18, 2011 at 04:07 AM
WOW! What a bunch of double speak...could have...might have.... may have resulted. If Mr State Auditor is going to make critical statements about Hampton Bays Fire Department ---- Shouldn't HE HAVE FACTS TO BACK IT UP??? -- not just a bunch of might be's?? IT sounds like the HBFD actually has MORE money in reserves than Mr Reynolds would like... Aren't reserve funds used for emergencies... instead of increasing taxes? Mr Reynolds IMPLIES we could have had a tax savings.... ok, HOW MUCH? $10.00 per family for the year?? Less? It seems to me that Having over $100,000.00 in reserve -- and NOT raising that part of the tax burden is much better than saving a couple of bucks. As for the rest of it...it sounds like Mr Reynolds is more upset about HBFD not following the hundreds of pages of often inefficient "proceedures" than he is about the overall solvency of our VOLUNTEER FIRE DEPARTMENT -- you remember, the guys that run into burning buildings to save our families. Thank you for your input, Mr Reynolds... sometimes real life is a little more messy than perfect technicalities
Roy C Bittel February 18, 2011 at 05:52 PM
very well sais aj richard thanks from a hbfd vol.


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