UPDATE: Southampton Police report the victims of the fire were sisters 19-year-old Jillian Weiner and Lindsay Weiner, 21, while their parents, Lewis and Alisa Wiener (60 and 52), and brother Zachary, 23, survived. The family was vacationing from Potomac, Maryland.
Police said when the fire started in the early hours of Wednesday morning, the children were sleeping on the second floor of the 1,624-square-foot, three-bedroom home at 3 Spring Lane, while their parents slept on the first floor.
The father awakened to the sound of glass breaking and alerted the family to get out, after which he and his wife escaped the house. When they realized the children hadn’t exited the home, the father attempted to re-enter the burning structure, but the flames prevented him from gaining access, according to police.
Their son managed to escape out of a second-story window, but the two daughters were tragically unable to get free of the blaze.
Southampton Town Police received the report of the fire at approximately 3:35 a.m. The details of their actions are in the original story below.
The cause of the fire still remains under investigation, but police said it does not appear criminal. More details will be forthcoming.
A Noyac house fire proved fatal for two occupants in the early hours of Wednesday morning, Southampton Town Police report.
Police said that at approximately 3:35 a.m. on Wednesday, Southampton Town Police Emergency Communications Center received a call of an occupied Noyac residence on fire. Patrol officers responded to the 1,624-square-foot, two story, three-bedroom home at 3 Spring Lane and found it fully engulfed with three people who had escaped the blaze.
However, two females in their late teens were unaccounted for and believed to be inside the house.
North Sea, Southampton, East Hampton, Bridgehampton, and Sag Harbor Volunteer Fire Departments, responded to extinguish the fire.
Police said fire personnel located the two female victims inside the home, and transported them by ambulance to SUNY Southampton Hospital. CPR was performed, but the two succumbed to their injuries.
The other three occupants were transported with non-life threatening injuries to the hospital.
Volunteer ambulances from Southampton Village, Bridgehampton, Sag Harbor and Amagansett responded to the scene to assist with transports. Suffolk County Aviation was requested and was on standby for any transports, police said.
Southampton Town Detective Division, Southampton Town Fire Marshal, and Suffolk County Arson Squad responded to determine the cause of the fire.
The victims’ names have not yet been released, but Southampton Town Police confirmed that they were vacationing in the Hamptons for the summer.
The cause of the fire remains under investigation, but police said it does not appear criminal. More details will be forthcoming.