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Bayport's Le Soir Restaurant Ravaged in Early Morning Blaze

Iconic French eatery destroyed by fire that started about 2:30 a.m.

The well-known iconic French cuisine restaurant Le Soir, on the corner of Bayport Avenue and Montauk Highway in Bayport, was destroyed in a blaze early Friday morning.

The fire broke out in the basement, according to Bayport Fire Chief Bob Fleming. Fire units from Bayport, Blue Point, Sayville, West Sayville and Patchogue responded to the 2 a.m. call.

"It was not fully engulfed but there was heavy smoke," said Fleming, adding firefighters had the fire under control by 3 a.m. No one was hurt in the blaze.

The smell of smoke still hung heavy in the air at 6:30 a.m., as workers secured the ravaged building which was still standing but clearly gutted.

Patch will have more information on the fire as it becomes available.

Kathy O'Gara July 13, 2012 at 08:30 PM
So sad, it is a wonderful restaurant with great people. We hope they rebuild !
Candide08 July 14, 2012 at 01:11 PM
How horrible. Great restaurant - the favprite of my wife and myself and of a lot of our friends. Jascia and Mikhail mush be devastated. I hope it will be rebuilt quickly.
Maura Kelly July 14, 2012 at 02:41 PM
So sad, this is my favorite restaurant, great memories and celebrations at LeSoir. The food is excellent and the people are so nice. All the best to the owners and the staff. Hope you re-open soon.
robin voigt July 16, 2012 at 12:08 AM
omg!still can't believe it!my heart goes out to the owners who happen to be the nicest people...my all time favorite restaurant;been going there for over thirty years.thank god no one was hurt!i jus' hope they rebuild soon...
robin voigt July 16, 2012 at 12:16 AM
omg!still can't believe it!my heart goes out to the owners(who happen to be the nicest people.)this is my all time favorite restaurant;been going here for over thirty years...thank god no one was hurt!jus' hope they rebuild soon...

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