Update, 7 p.m.: While smoke was reported in the building at LTV in Wainscott, firefighters found what East Hampton Fire Chief Gerard Turza Jr. described as a “a light haze” in one of the rooms and no specific cause.
“It wasn’t really smoke. It was of an undetermined origin and it dissipated fairly quickly,” he said, adding that it had no smell. “It was almost like a fog.”
Firefighters checked the equipment at the public access television studio and found no electrical problems, he said. They checked the electrical systems, the hydraulic elevator and the air handler, but found nothing wrong. “There were no errant heat sources,” the chief added.
“We went over the building top to bottom and weren’t able to come up with anything,” Turza said.
While firefighters checked everything inside the building, firefighters outside still set up in case, including laying hose and connecting to a hydrant. “We weren’t taking any chances,” he said.
Originally, 5:10 p.m.: East Hampton firefighters are investigating a smoke condition inside LTV, the public access television studio, in Wainscott Thursday afternoon.
The East Hampton Fire Department first received an automatic fire alarm from the first floor of the building, located at 75 Industrial Road. With smoking apparently soon discovered, engines and more personnel were requested at 4:28 p.m.
Firefighters were on the roof, checking mechanical units.
The East Hampton Village Ambulance Association responded, along with a rehab unit from the Bridgehampton Fire Department.
This article will be updated with more information when it becomes available.