Firefighters responded to a basement fire at a Northwest Woods, East Hampton, house that reportedly left a man with facial burns on Tuesday morning.
East Hampton Fire Department volunteers rushed to the fire at 5 Chatfield Lane after the call went out at 11:27 a.m. A fire chief requested backup from the Sag Harbor Fire Department's Rapid Intervention Team in case interior firefighters needed to be rescued. The team was on route at about 11:45 a.m. A tanker was also requested from Sag Harbor.
The East Hampton Ambulance Association also responded.
Chatfield Lane is off Rose Hill Road, which is off Two Holes of Water Road.
Firefighters are setting up a dump tank for access to water. The East Hampton Town fire marshal was called to the scene.
Updates will be posted to easthamptonstar.com when available.