Firefighters quelled a heavy fire in the basement of a home on View Road in Setauket Wednesday night in approximately an hour and a half.
The owners of the home and their dog evacuated the house safely before emergency crews arrived. No serious injuries were reported.
Public information officer Larry Hall said the fire started in the far corner of the basement underneath the garage, but said the cause is under investigation.
"Basement fires are notoriously difficult to fight," he said, calling the smoke condition "a very dark, choking black smoke."
Someone has been snatching up manhole covers throughout the Town of Huntington.
Twenty cast-steel covers, each between 60 and 75 pounds, have gone missing over the past three weeks throughout the Town. Two have been removed in East Northport at Stony Hollow Road and at Cedar Road and Caton.
In a filing with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission charging British-owned National Grid with “perpetrating fraudulent practices and illegally exercising market power,” the village of Port Jefferson hopes to put the energy company under the microscope and expose a business that it says has kept prices on Long Island high and excluded competition.
Among the accusations are that National Grid has coerced the Long Island Power Authority into an extension of the 1997 Power Supply Agreement (PSA) on unfavorable terms for rate payers and stalled opportunities to repower existing and inefficient power plants like the one that sits on the edge of Port Jefferson Harbor.
The Handlebar Restaurant, once featured on FOX's Kitchen Nightmares with Chef Gordon Ramsay, is long gone and its successor,.
The troubled location has its history, but James Dunn and Linda Metcalf, the owners of the new, aren't concerned with the past and are looking to provide great food and a friendly atmosphere in Mt. Sinai for years to come.