Fire Reduces Four Homes to Ashes in Gay Community of Fire Island Pines
At least four homes were destroyed by flames in Fire Island Pines overnight, according to firefighters. At least two other homes in the area were damaged.
The fire broke out at 154 Ocean Walk after midnight while the inhabitants of the house were out for the night. Firefighters rushed to the scene by boat around 1 a.m. As of this morning they are still on the scene spraying water on hot embers.
No people were injured in the fire according to officials.
The fire reduced four homes to ashes located on Ocean Walk between Ceder Walk and Pine Walk.
Map of Where the Fire Island Pines Fire Was
Propane was involved in the fire according to firefighters.
Fire Island Pines is a secluded community on a thin island off of Long Island, NY. There are nearly no roads or vehicles in Fire Island Pines. Nearly all the structures are made of wood and other combustable materials enabling the fire to quickly spread to adjacent houses.
Fire Island Pines is historically associated with the gay community as most of its permanent and seasonal inhabitants are gay men.