Update: Wednesday Morning Fire on Wheeler Place

Home unoccupied at time, two pets in basement.

Update, Wednesday 7 p.m.

The home at 8 Wheeler Place belonging to the Breidenbach family, owners of the Northport Harbor Deli, was unoccupied when a fire broke out at approximately 9:45 a.m. Wednesday, said East Northport Fire Department officials.

A bedroom and living room spanning two floors of the home caught fire and was brought under control in about an hour. The cause is unknown at this time. The Town Fire Marshall and the Suffolk Police Arson Squad responded to the fire for procedural reasons.

Two dogs were reportedly in the basement at the time, and it is unknown if they perished in the fire.

Orginial Story

East Northport Fire Department officials are on the scene of a fire at 8 Wheeler Place in Northport near the intersection of 25A and Laurel Avenue.

The fire occurred around 9:45 a.m. on Wednesday. The address is within the Northport zipcode but handled by East Northport.

People are reporting multiple fire trucks at the home.

Patch will have additional details once they become available.

Ranger Sewer February 27, 2013 at 04:16 PM
John February 28, 2013 at 03:29 AM
two dogs and a cat died in the fire. the Breidenbachs were not home and are not injured. There is a fundraiser this friday at the Wine Cellar of Northport (on Main Street) 8pm - 11pm. Money will be collected to help the Breidenbach's get back in action. They're long time supporters of Northport/East Northport charitable events and great supporters of our local sports teams and kids.


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