Fire in the Pines November 14-15  2011.

Pavilion and LaFountaine building burn…

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History repeated itself Monday November 14, 2011 at 9pm as a fire broke out in the alley between the Pavilion and  LaFountaine /Sip n Twirl bulding. The Lafountaine propane office is located right there making for a situation that was explosive, and it did just that… explode.

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Similar to the fire in 1959 where Peggy Fears Botel and Pines Yacht Club burned to the ground, the difference being no Fire department in place then…

 

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More than 20 Fire Departments from Long Island helped in the effort. The fire began around 9pm and was still smoldering the next morning.

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Realtor Bob Howard among the ruins…           LaFountaine building owner Nicole LaFountaine surveys the damage.   

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The Pines Volunteer Fire Department came to fight with support from Fire Departments all over Long Island.fire-in-the-pines-2011

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And when the light of day came our community was a shell…

 

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Community came together…

stronger

 

 

 

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Plans to rebuild began immediately with the town of Brookhaven, and community came out.

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The LaFountaine building owned by Nicole LaFountaine (left)  immediately applies for building permits and awaits approval. At the hearing with architect Scott Bromley

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 The Pavilion owned by FI Pines Ventures will wait as they plan.  newsday-april-26-2012         

 

        Cleanup begins as waiting on permits…

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And so a vision by architect Scott Bromley comes to life… 

 

 

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Rebuilding begins…

 

See rebuilding the LaFountaine building.