Fire Reported at Montauk Yacht Club


Montauk Yatch Club/Google Image
Montauk Yacht Club/Google Image

East Hampton Star: Firefighters responding to an automatic fire alarm at the Montauk Yacht Club on Sunday night [March 1] discovered flames, which the Montauk Fire Department quickly extinguished. The fire caused minimal damage to one hotel room.

Fire Chief Joe Lenahan said Monday that Vinne Franzone, the first assistant chief, Dave Grimes, a department captain, and Domingo Schiappacasse, a lieutenant, were on duty when the department was called to the alarm at 32 Star Island Drive on a snowy evening. The alarm was going off in a hotel room in the north building along a dock across from the pool. “Chief Franzone called dispatch to confirm that we had a fire immediately,” said Chief Lenahan, who arrived within 3 minutes. Within a half-hour, firefighters put out the flames.

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