Northport wraps its arms around three residents who lost their home in fire


Following a devastating fire that destroyed the home of three Northport residents, community members have come together to get them back on their feet.

In the early hours of Dec. 22, three people living at 145 Main St. woke up to loud banging on their door and their home full of smoke and fire.

The three adults — and one lucky dog — immediately from their home in just their pajamas and made it out safely.

The Northport Fire Department responded quickly and ran up the hill to fight the fire engulfing the building behind the well-known Heartichoke store.

No one was reported injured, but unfortunately, the residents lost all of their belongings in the fire. They were left with no clothes, shoes or other living essentials, just days before Christmas.

In response, Northport Village resident Amy Connor launched a GoFundMe campaign to support the victims.

You can click here to help the families affected by the fire.

As of 2 p.m. Thursday, $17,665 had been raised.

In addition to donating money, clothing and gift card donations are also being accepted at 351 Main St. in Northport.

The items listed below been deemed most important the fundraisers seeking donations.

Items needed for donation

  • Family 1
    • Women’s size small clothing
    • Women’s size 7.5 shoes
    • Men’s size large clothing
    • Men’s size 9.5 shoes
    • Items for a small dog
  • Family 2
    • Men’s size XL shirts
    • Men’s size large pants
    • Men’s size 9 shoes

Donors are asked to place their donations in a bag, label it either Family 1 or Family 2, and drop them in a box that’s on the porch of 351 Main St.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

For more information, visit the fundraiser’s GoFundMe page.

Top: The aftermath of the fire at 145 Main St. in Northport. Photo courtesy of the Northport Volunteer Fire Department Facebook page.