Update 11 p.m.: An elderly man who was home alone was treated for minor smoke inhalation and two firefighters suffered minor injuries after a fire broke out in a garage at 112 Harrison Avenue in Springs on Wednesday night, according to Fire Department Chief John Claflin.
Claflin said firefighters received a report of the structure fire at 8:36 p.m. He arrived first to find flames coming out of a garage window at the front of the house, he said. "As I went around to the back of the house, there was an elderly gentleman just exiting," he said.
The man, who wasn't able to walk too well, had been sleeping when the fire broke out, Claflin said. He believes a neighbor called 911.
Two dogs that were inside the house were not hurt, he said. Neighbors took the dogs in while emergency medical technicians transported the man to .
His name was not immediately released and his current status could not be confirmed.
One of the firefighters who received minor injuries was hit with a coupling on the hose, Claflin said. Neither firefighter was transported to the hospital, according to the chief.
"We made a pretty good stop on it, we put it out pretty quickly," he said, adding that most of the damage was contained to the garage and an adjoining mud room.
Still, the fire department was on scene for more than two hours — mostly for "overhaul," as firefighters searched for hot spots, the chief said.
Along with 30 firefighters and EMS personnel, three engines, the tanker truck, a heavy rescue truck, and two ambulances were called to the scene, he said. The Amagansett Fire Department stood by at Springs' headquarters.
The East Hampton fire marshal's office is investigating the cause of the blaze.
Previously, 9:10 p.m: A fire broke out in a house on Harrison Avenue, near Cherry Street, in Springs on Wednesday night.
One occupant of the house was reportedly transported to Southampton Hospital.
The reportedly have the fire knocked down as of 9:10 p.m.
The is standing by if needed.
East Hampton Town police responded. 's office was also called to the scene.
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