After witnessing a “red glow” to the north of her residence, a Water Mill woman reported a house fire in Water Mill on Thursday night. Police and fire departments from throughout the region responded to the scene, according to a press release issued by the Southampton Town Police.
At approximately 6:47 pm, a resident from Head of Pond Road reported seeing a red glow to the north of her residence from what appeared to be a fire. Police officers as well as the Southampton Village and North Sea Fire Departments were dispatched to the scene. Upon arrival of responding officers and fire chiefs it was ascertained that a large residential home at 18 Jordan Drive was fully involved with fire which was endangering neighboring residences. Southampton Fire Chiefs imediately requested assistance from North Sea, Hampton Bays, Riverhead, Sagharbor, Bridgehampton, Easthampton and Flanders Fire Departments. In addition Southampton Volunteer Ambulance was requested to the scene to stand by and rehab firefighters working to extinguish the blaze. Southampton Volunteer Ambulance Chiefs requested assistance from Southampton Village, Hampton Bays, Flanders, Bridgehampton and East Hampton Village Ambulances.
There were no injuries reported at the time of this release and the Southampton Town Fire Marshalls responded to the scene to investigate the cause of the blaze. One neigboring residence did receive some damage from the initial fire.
More information will be reported as it becomes available as to the cause of the house fire.