Multiple agencies are investigating a fire overnight that claimed the life of 2 sisters in Noyack.
At approximately 3:35 AM, Southampton Town Police Emergency Communications Center received a call of an occupied Noyac residence on fire. Patrol Officers responded to home Spring Lane and found it fully engulfed with three people who had escaped the blaze. Two females were unaccounted for and believed to be inside the home.
North Sea, Southampton, East Hampton, Bridgehampton, and Sag Harbor Volunteer Fire Departments, responded to extinguish the fire. Fire personnel located the two female victims inside the home, and were transported by ambulance to SUNY Southampton Hospital. CPR was performed; however, the two succumbed to their injuries.
The other three occupants were transported with non-life threatening injuries to the hospital. Volunteer Ambulances were requested and to the scene to assist with transports, Southampton Village, Bridgehampton, Sag Harbor, and Amagansett. Suffolk County Aviation was requested and was on standby for any transports.
Southampton Town Detective Division, Southampton Town Fire Marshall’s, and Suffolk County Arson Squad responded to determine the cause of the fire.
The children were sleeping on the second floor, and the parents were sleeping on the first floor of the home when the father was awakened to the sound of glass breaking and alerted the family to get out. The father and wife escaped the home.
When they realized the children hadn’t exited the home, the father attempted to gain entry back in; however, the flames prevented him from gaining access. The son had escaped out of a second-story window. Tragically the two daughters were unable to escape.
UPDATE:The victims are Lewis Wiener, 60, Alisa Wiener, 52, Son Zachary, 23, Daughter Jillian, 21, and Lindsay, 19. The family was vacationing from Potomac, Maryland.