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Home Ablaze in Sands Point

Firefighters from neighboring communities assist the Port Washington Fire Department.

Firefighters from numerous North Shore departments are battling a fully involved fire at 4 Sousa Drive in Sands Point.

Neighbors said they first saw the flames just after the electricity was restored on much of the block, which had been in the dark since Hurricane Irene blew through the area.

Those same neighbors said a second building on the property may have also caught fire. Neighbors said no one was home at the time of the fire.

First responders included the Port Washington Fire Department, assisted by Manhasset-Lakeville Fire Department, Roslyn Fire Department and Great Neck. Also on the scene were Sands Point Police Department and Nassau  County Police Department. 

Fire apparatus crowded Sousa Drive, Middle Neck Road and Tibbets Lane. 

Firefighters expect to battle the blaze through the night.

Deborah Gordon September 04, 2011 at 04:59 PM
I guess this is the reason LIPA had to delay getting all the power restored by Friday like they promised. All kidding aside, my heart goes out to the owners of those homes. So sad.
Michael Neil September 06, 2011 at 04:19 AM
Thank you PWFD, and firefighters from the North Shore who responded. Your services have been especially appreciated this weekend.
Amanda Z. Lambertoli September 06, 2011 at 11:41 AM
it sounded very busy in port washington the last 5 days with the fire whistle blowing repeatedly... please stay safe and thank you for all that you guys and gals do for us... God Bless
Robert J. Pape, Jr. September 06, 2011 at 12:54 PM
Mr. Neil: Your kind comments are greatly appreciated. Thank you.
Robert J. Pape, Jr. September 06, 2011 at 12:56 PM
Ms. Lambertoli: It was a busy time for Port Washington's Bravest and Port Washington's and Sand Point's Finest. Thank you for your concern. It is much appreciated.

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