Fire Island is Actually On Fire

At least 19 fire companies from Long Island have responded to a blaze at the Pavilion and LaFountaine buildings on Fire Island Pines, the social hub of the legendary gay beach community. The fire began around 9:15 p.m. The complex was sold in 2010 to FIP Ventures, and encompasses the Pavilion nightclub, the Blue Whale and Bay Bar restaurants, the Hotel Ciel, a grocery store and gym. Word from the scene is that firefighters have the blaze under control, and that it hasn't spread to any residences or rental properties. No cause has yet been determined. We'll have more on this story as it develops. [Photo credit: The Fire Island Pines Historical Preservation Society/Facebook]

Fire Island is Actually On Fire

[Photo credit: The Fire Island Pines Historical Preservation Society/Facebook]

Fire Island is Actually On Fire

[Photo credit: The Fire Island Pines Historical Preservation Society/Facebook]

Fire Island is Actually On Fire

[Photo credit: The Fire Island Pines Historical Preservation Society/Facebook]

Fire Island is Actually On Fire

[Photo credit: The Fire Island Pines Historical Preservation Society/Facebook]