Firefighters from Setauket, Stony Brook, and Centereach stopped a garage fire before it spread to the rest of the home on Tuesday afternoon.
The home was unoccupied at the time of the fire at 3 Robin Court in Setauket, which took about 10 minutes to extinguish, according to Setauket Fire Chief Dennis Mirante.
He said the first crew to arrive deployed a FIT-5, a grenade-like fire suppression device, to help knock the fire out. Additional crews disabled the electricity and gas line in the home.
The fire did not burn through the roof of the garage and would have been a much different kind of fire if it had, Mirante said, because the wind would have fanned the flames.
The homeowner declined to comment.
St. James and Nesconset crews also responded to the scene. The Port Jefferson Fire Department provided coverage for a simultaneous call as Setauket crews stopped the garage fire.