Numerous fire departments responding
Hauppauge, NY (SmithtownRadio.com) – Numerous area fire departments are responding to a basement fire at the Perry B. Duryea, the New York State office building that houses the Department of Motor Vehicles.
Initial reports indicate a transformer caught fire in the basement around 4 p.m. The fire was contained to the basement.
Power is being turned off to the entire building while crews from area fire departments work to get the blaze under control. Responding crews include the Smithtown, Hauppauge, Commack, Kings Park and Nesconset fire departments.
Traffic on Veteran’s Memorial Highway remains open but drivers are advised to watch for responding emergency vehicles.
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