Nesconset fire kills pets, leaves family homeless

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A fire in Nesconset left a family homeless, three emergency workers hurt and killed more than a dozen animals - including cats, dogs, rats and a crow, authorities in Suffolk said yesterday.
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Mimi Blumpkin

Hopewell Junction, NY

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Mar 9, 2008
 
"three emergency workers hurt and killed more than a dozen animals - including cats, dogs, rats and a crow, authorities in Suffolk said yesterday."

ARE THEY GOING TO BE CHARGED WITH ANIMAL CRUELTY ?
Kevin Gill

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Mar 9, 2008
 
Where the hell is Nesconsnet??
Slappy White

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Mar 10, 2008
 
Sounds like a classy family.
Rose I

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Mar 10, 2008
 
first off all of you that are sayin this family is wrong u guys are ver simple minded cuz they may have had a lot of animals but that only mean they love them also they were very well fed and taken care of to the fullest also just cuz there was a fire at there residence does mean anything just think if you had animals u would want any thing to happen to them just like that family they loved there animals and everyon is just trying to make them look bad but u not wut the people say bad an inaccurate accusations are the one in the wrong this family just lost everything does anyone see that and all everyone is worried about is sayin how bad of a family they are.
any questions contact me at Rosemarie1189@aol.com
Rose
(relation to family there my in laws)
Slappy White

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Mar 10, 2008
 
Rose I wrote:
first off all of you that are sayin this family is wrong u guys are ver simple minded cuz they may have had a lot of animals but that only mean they love them also they were very well fed and taken care of to the fullest also just cuz there was a fire at there residence does mean anything just think if you had animals u would want any thing to happen to them just like that family they loved there animals and everyon is just trying to make them look bad but u not wut the people say bad an inaccurate accusations are the one in the wrong this family just lost everything does anyone see that and all everyone is worried about is sayin how bad of a family they are.
any questions contact me at Rosemarie1189@aol.com
Rose
(relation to family there my in laws)
Huh?
Rose I

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Mar 10, 2008
 
wut u mean huh?
Slappy White

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Mar 10, 2008
 
Rose I wrote:
wut u mean huh?
It means you're stupid.
Rebecca

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Mar 10, 2008
 
Kevin Gill wrote:
Where the hell is Nesconsnet??
First of all it's spelled Nesconset and it's in Suffolk County, NY.
Rebecca

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Mar 10, 2008
 
Leave my friend alone
rose125

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Mar 11, 2008
 
all of the shit talker need to grow up b/c loosing a life in a fire is no joke like be serious if the fire dept didnt take 30min to get there more animals would have survived and u guys r really immature any questions email me at Rosemarie1189@aol.com
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Rose
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Mar 11, 2008
 
Absolutely no blame should be placed on the Fire Dept. They are volunteers who put themselves at risk for their neighborhood. It is my understanding that emergency personell had to weave their way around stacks of cages to search for people.
Stacks of cages? Are you kidding me? I don't care how good the family's intentions are towards animals. Maintaining all those animals in a home that wasn't designed to be a zoo is blatently illegal at best and a serious violation of residential codes at least.
Now three firefighters are hurt because of this family's extremely poor judgement in maintaining an animal farm in a house designed for a family of four.
If we could go back to the old days when the townsfolk would put the village idiots in stocks so we could throw rotten vegetables at them, there'd be a line 2 blocks long at the local green grocer to load up on cabbage for these people (and people who refuse to punctuate or insist on blogging like they're texting).
rose125

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Mar 12, 2008
 
u no wut im sick of all of u could all of u are just on here to tlk shit bout the family but u no wut it was the FIRE DEPT FAULT even if they volunteers and 2nd there wasnt stacks of cages there were like 3 cages but not stacks of there and be serious u dont no shit about wut good for animals 3rd i have vet tellin me it was ok 4 all thoes animals to be in the house but w/e keep tlkin shitabout them and see where that gets u
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Mar 14, 2008
 
Rose I wrote:
u no wut im sick of all of u could all of u are just on here to tlk shit bout the family but u no wut it was the FIRE DEPT FAULT even if they volunteers and 2nd there wasnt stacks of cages there were like 3 cages but not stacks of there and be serious u dont no shit about wut good for animals 3rd i have vet tellin me it was ok 4 all thoes animals to be in the house but w/e keep tlkin shitabout them and see where that gets u
You really need to shut your mouth about the fire department's response time. The department was there within minutes of the initial call, so don't even go down that road. Not that I think anyone on this post takes you seriously anyway, but I'm about fed up with your finger-pointing. You want to sit there and Monday-morning quarterback a fire suppression and rescue effort? Throw on a helmet and pick up a hose. Until then, a simple "Thank You" will suffice.
rose125

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Mar 14, 2008
 
first of all no the fire dept took 30min to get there dont woryy i no and i looked it to it and i no why it took them so long to and 2nd im keepin it 100 with everyone on here so y dont u stop stickin up for the fire dept but urself in the family shoes
lori

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Mar 14, 2008
 
rose125 wrote:
first of all no the fire dept took 30min to get there dont woryy i no and i looked it to it and i no why it took them so long to and 2nd im keepin it 100 with everyone on here so y dont u stop stickin up for the fire dept but urself in the family shoes
first of all why don't you learn how to spell, 2nd of all it is obvious that you know you are wrong and you just need someone to put the blame on for your own negligence. The fire dept was on seen in 2 mins of the call coming over and the trucks were there in 11 mins and it is all on record so get your facts straight!
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Mar 14, 2008
 
Yes, please, learn how to spell and use grammar. When you use all those kiddie acronyms you come across as someone without credibility.
Rose I

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Mar 17, 2008
 
u no wut u ppl dont no shit and i am very upset that all u want to do is not blame the fire dept and it was there falt so u guys r wrong
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Mar 18, 2008
 
Rose I wrote:
u no wut u ppl dont no shit and i am very upset that all u want to do is not blame the fire dept and it was there falt so u guys r wrong
You're an idiot. It was NOT a 30-minute response time. The department was there within minutes of the call as both I and Lori had mentioned previously. Enough already with the BS you've been posting. Two firefighters and a police officer went to the hospital due to their efforts in saving your family's pets and relative, and you have the nerve to put the blame of your family's loss on the fire department? It's people like you that make our job a thankless one.-E
Rose I

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Mar 18, 2008
 
it was 30 min and i no they had 2 firefighter to the hosp and i felt bad bout that and thank them for doin wut they did but they still took 30min to get there and that wut im so mad about cuz there like 5min away that y im so mad cuz it dont take 30min to get there
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Apr 18, 2011
 
Rose I wrote:
it was 30 min and i no they had 2 firefighter to the hosp and i felt bad bout that and thank them for doin wut they did but they still took 30min to get there and that wut im so mad about cuz there like 5min away that y im so mad cuz it dont take 30min to get there
I'm a member at the Nesconset Fire Department. Maybe it was 30 minutes from when the fire started, but not from when we got the call. The Chief went right to the scene; he was there within minutes of the call coming in. The rest of us come from our homes and go to the fire house, and then leave the fire house and go to the scene. We get there as fast as we could; especially considering this fire happened during rush hour traffic. However, it was NOT 30 minutes from when the call came over. We pride ourselves on our dedication to our neighbors and to our town; I can assure you we made every effort to get there as fast as possible while still ensuring the safety of those on the road, and handled this call in the same professional manner we handle all emergency calls.

I'm sorry that your in-laws lost pets in this fire, but I can assure you that it was not the fire department that started the fire, nor placed the animals in jeopardy, but made every effort to save them. I'm sorry you are not satisfied with our efforts, but we were on scene within minutes and did everything we could.

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