Huntington Fire Damages Main Street Building

Credit: Brett Ashton
Credit: Brett Ashton

An early Wednesday-morning fire in Huntington Village has left a hair salon and restaurant in ruins.

The blaze ripped through 330 Main St., home of the Lemon Tree hair salon, Osaki Sushi restaurant, Susanne's Body Yoga, JMR Architect and Serenity Counseling. The fire was reported at 3:08 a.m. 

Upon arrival, firefighters found flames coming out the windows on the second floor of the building, according to Steve Silverman of the Town of Huntington Fire Chief's Council. 

Nearly 100 firefighters from the Huntington, Cold Spring Harbor, Halesite, Huntington Manor, Greenlawn, Melville and Centerport FDs responded, using 12 trucks. The blaze was brought under control within 90 minutes, under the command of Huntington Fire Chief Robert Berry, supported by Assistant Chief Jesse Cukro, and Deputy Chiefs Robert Conroy and Brian Keane. 

Firefighters remained on the scene dousing hot spots until about 7:15 a.m. 

The fire caused significant damage to the building's second floor and the kitchen of the restaurant. There were no injuries reported. 

The fire may have started in the kitchen of the restaurant, and is under investigation by the Suffolk Police Arson Squad and Huntington Town Fire Marshal. 

Suffolk fire-rescue coordinators were also on the scene providing assistance. 

The fire comes two months after another fast-moving blaze devastated a row of businesses on New York Avenue. 

FB56 May 14, 2014 at 02:40 PM
Hmmm, second major fire of a business building in Huntington in the past 4-5 months....strange coincidence, or a sign of the times?
CAPICU May 14, 2014 at 03:19 PM
My thoughts exactly....Also plenty of houses are also catching fire in Huntington.
Pat Kelly May 14, 2014 at 07:22 PM
I guess the owner will soon have plans to build a nice three story building.
majortom1981 May 14, 2014 at 07:49 PM
The Sushi restaurant had a permit in to expand that was never done. Now a bigger building is built in the back and this smaller one suspiciously catches fire. Seems like you are right.
Philip A Byler May 15, 2014 at 10:51 AM
Any plans for Lemon Tree?


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