FDNY Battles 2 Fires Overnight on South Shore; at Kennel, Home

SILive - July 09, 2019

by Kyle Lawson and Irene Spezzamonte

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. -- Firefighters on Staten Island’s South Shore battled flames throughout the early morning hours Monday at two different locations.

The FDNY first responded at about 11:40 p.m. to 435 Bartlett Ave. in Eltingville, for a fire that appeared to have started in the kitchen of a residential property, according to an FDNY spokeswoman.

About a dozen units and about 60 firefighters brought the flames under control just after midnight, and no injuries were reported.

FIRE AT KENNEL

About an hour later, the FDNY was called to the Pitbulls and Addicts kennel on the 200 block of Main Street in Tottenville, where flames were put under control in about 20 minutes, the spokeswoman said.

No injuries were reported in that incident either, the FDNY said.

“All my dogs are safe,” said Michael Favor, the group’s founder, when reached by a reporter. “Everybody is safe. Everything is safe."

He declined further comment.

In a message posted to the group’s Facebook page, he said he lost tools, building materials and supplies.