Condos Gutted In Raging Blaze

A raging fire consumes two condos at The Greens in Melville.  Photo/Melville FD

A raging fire consumes two condos at The Greens in Melville. Photo/Melville FD

By Connor Beach
cbeach@longislandergroup.com

A raging blaze at a condominium complex in Melville damaged four units two days after Christmas, fire officials said.

Melville firefighters responded to reports of a fire at The Greens on Adriatic Drive just after 4 p.m., Dec. 27, according to fire officials.

Fire crews arrived to find the blaze raging out of the first and second stories of two condos in the 16-unit building. Melville firefighter began an aggressive attack on the fire and had it under control in about 40 minutes, fire officials said.

Fire officials said all of the residents were safely out of the condos, and no injuries were reported.

Smoke fills the afternoon sky as firefighters battle a blaze at The Greens in Melville,  Photo/Melville FD

Smoke fills the afternoon sky as firefighters battle a blaze at The Greens in Melville, Photo/Melville FD

Two condos sustained heavy fire damage, and two others sustained water and smoke damage, according to fire officials.

Melville fire chief Chris Nolan and first assistant chief David Kaplan commanded 75 firefighters who battled the blaze. Firefighters from Dix Hills, Huntington Manor, Plainview, East Farmingdale, Farmingdale and Wyandanch helped fight the blaze.

Fire officials said the Suffolk Police Arson Squad and Huntington Town Fire Marshal are investigating the cause of the fire.

Firefighters assess the damage after a fire ripped through a condo complex in Melville on Dec. 27.  Photo/Melville FD

Firefighters assess the damage after a fire ripped through a condo complex in Melville on Dec. 27. Photo/Melville FD