Town of Southampton, NY April 22, 2023 — The Town of Southampton experienced a fire at the North Sea Transfer Station early this Saturday morning.
At approximately 7:40 AM, the Town of Southampton received multiple emergency calls via the 911 system regarding smoke in the area. Several callers reported viewing this condition from the vicinity of the SYS complex and indicated that the smoke may have been coming from the area of the North Sea Transfer Station located at 1370 Majors Path. A Southampton Police Department sector car responded and the fire department was activated. As the sector car approached it reported observing a large column of smoke being visible. Upon arrival at the location first responders found two trucks fully involved in fire. One truck was a tractor trailer cab, and the other was a roll-off truck. Additionally, the fire had begun extending to the front of the repair shop structure.
North Sea Fire Department responded quickly and immediately began working to extinguish the fire. The North Sea Fire Department also vented the repair shop building of smoke and checked for any possible extension of the fire. Southampton Ambulance also responded and remained on scene in case of any injuries. Thankfully no one was injured as a result of the fire. Although the loss of at least one truck and the significant damage to another will be felt by the Town, the damages could have been much greater if the fire had an opportunity to expand further to the structures on site.
The cause and origin of the fire is currently under investigation by the Southampton Town Fire Marshals Office and the Southampton Town Police Detectives. There are no indicators that the fire is suspicious in nature at this time.