Second time this week fire department battling fires after storms
Smithtown, NY (SmithtownRadio.com) – For the second time since Sunday, a line of strong-to-severe thunderstorms has knocked out power and sparked fires across the greater-Smithtown area.
In this latest round of storms, the Nesconset Fire Department got the brunt of the activity: first a house fire call at 7 Fourth Street before recieving a call two cars had burst into flames outside 45 Lillian Drive.
SmithtownRadio.com’s Mike Pedersen reports live wires appeared to have been knocked down during the storm and landed in the vicinity of the cars. Only burnt cells remain of the vehicles, which were parked in the street.
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LIPA is reporting over a thousand customers without power in our area: Commack 482, Hauppauge 46, Smithtown 777. Power is out at the SmithtownRadio.com studios in Nesconset. Our live stream is down but our Web site remains online.
After a line of heavy thunderstorms Sunday, the Commack fire department battled a house fire that may have been started by lightning.