There seemed to be more fires this year than usual. Firefighters were injured, battled difficult conditions and worked hard to stop fires from spreading to other dwellings. While you read about 10 of the ones from 2011, let's thank our volunteers for working so hard this year.
: At least five firefighters were taken to the hospital after a fire at in East Hampton Village on Nov. 15. They were treated and released after inhaling something that made them sick -- which the village fire marshal later said was the burning of old spray foam insulation.
Scoville Hall Devastated By Fire: The First Presbyterian Church of Amagansett's meeting house was destroyed on Oct. 15. The roof caved in on the large building that housed a Spanish ministry, AA meetings, and the food pantry's satellite program in Amagansett. While the arson squad was called into investigate, the caused appeared electrical.
: A house on Fresh Pond Road was destroyed by fire on Nov. 11 as firefighters battled a subsequent propane leak and water shortage. For three hours, volunteers from three departments were on scene of the blaze that killed the owners' two dogs. Fire marshal later ruled the fire accidental, surmising the on, catching a box of cupcakes on fire.
: A captain in one of the engine companies fell from a stairwell at 191 Georgica Road in East Hampton during an early morning fire on April 6. The firefighter was not badly hurt, but the cottage was destroyed.
: A fire at on June 20 left the house inhabitable due to fire and smoke damage in the rear of both stories. The fire may have started on the exterior, burning out the exterior wall, the back of the house and traveling upstairs.
: When a fire broke out in Kevin and Alissa Mulligan's Montauk home on Oct. 28, they were attending Kevin's mother's funeral. Most of their family's possessions were lost in the fire or damaged by smoke and water inside their rental. The one blessing was that Mouse, a beagle, was rescued in the fire.
: Two cars in a driveway on Cedar Drive caught fire on July 27. One was parked behind the other way in the driveway.
l: A short in an electrical cord for Christmas lights caused a fire in the basement of the historic East Hampton Village Hall building on Jan. 2. Kenny Cullum, a volunteer firefighter with the department who also happens to be the village fire marshal, quickly extinguished the fire.
Lily Pond Lane Shed a 'Total Loss' After Wednesday Morning Fire: A shed was engulfed in flames on Aug. 31, and spread to the exterior of the house. But the East Hampton Fire Department fought back the fire from getting to the interior.
Fire Chief: Rain Storm, Address Confusion Quickly Overcome at Montauk Blaze: A house fire in Montauk on Nov. 10 presented some obstacles for firefighters, including the weather and an address confusion. Dispatchers initially reported the fire as located at 5 North Farragut Road. However, the correct address turned out to be on the other side of Flamingo Avenue at 5 Farragut Road. A lamp had caught fire.