Members of the Patchogue Fire Department were among fire fighters from several area departments who helped knock down a blaze at the French restaurant Le Soir in Bayport.
The well-known iconic eatery, on the corner of Bayport Avenue and Montauk Highway, was destroyed in a fire early Friday morning. The fire broke out in the basement, according to Bayport Fire Chief Bob Fleming. Fire units from Bayport, Blue Point, Sayville, West Sayville also responded to the 2 a.m. call.
"It was not fully engulfed but there was heavy smoke," said Fleming, adding firefighters had the fire under control by 3 a.m. No one was hurt in the blaze.
The smell of smoke still hung heavy in the air at 6:30 a.m., as workers secured the ravaged building which was still standing but clearly gutted.
Patch will have more information on the fire as it becomes available.