At 2:10am on Thursday East Moriches Firefighters were notified of an automatic fire alarm going off at 94 Montauk Hwy in East Moriches. While responding to the automatic fire alarm, one of the East Moriches Fire Chiefs came upon a building fire at the Big Little Basket Shop, located at 227 Montauk Highway off County Road 51.
East Moriches Firefighters were met with heavy smoke and fire coming from the front of the building. While firefighters went to work to put the fire out, additional resources were requested from the surrounding fire departments to assist.
Center Moriches Firefighters responded to the scene with a Tower Ladder and assisted in extinguishing the fire and overhaul operations.
It took firefighters 90 minutes to bring the fire under control. The cause of the fire is under investigation by Brookhaven Town Fire Marshals office and Suffolk County Police Arson Squad.