Four Hurt in Fire Pit Explosion in Wealthy Hamptons Area of New York

September 1, 2020

Four people suffered serious burns when a fire pit exploded in the wealthy Hamptons area of New York’s Long Island, police said.

The explosion happened just before 7 p.m. Saturday at a house in Bridgehampton, the Southampton Town Police Department said in a news release. A man and a woman were airlifted to the burn unit at Stony Brook University Hospital in serious condition, police said. Two other women were taken to another hospital for treatment.

A witness told the the East Hampton Star that the explosion occurred during an engagement party. Police and fire marshals are investigating the cause of the blast.

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