19 displaced after flames rip through multi-family home in Islip Terrace

A fire at an Islip Terrace multi-family home has left 19 people displaced early Saturday, officials say.

News 12 Staff

Nov 28, 2020, 10:42 PM

Updated 1,293 days ago


Flames ripped through a multifamily home in Islip Terrace just after midnight Saturday, leaving 19 residents from eight apartments displaced.
The massive blaze that started in a first-floor bedroom inside the Carleton Avenue home took about 50 firefighters almost two hours to quell.
Three residents and a firefighter were treated for minor injuries.
The fire left the home destroyed and boarded up. 
Fire officials say there were “indications” that residents tried to put it out themselves, but helped the fire grow larger.
Neighbors who spoke with News 12 said that the home was overcrowded, an allegation that the fire marshal and the Town of Islip are investigating.
Fire crews believe an unattended candle may have been the cause of the fire.

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