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Westhampton Summer Resort Complex Destroyed By Fire

WESTHAMPTON, N.Y. (CBSNewYork/AP) -- Firefighters from at least 10 departments were dispatched Wednesday to battle a large blaze at a co-op building in the Hamptons.

The 60-unit Sandpiper co-op complex on Dune Road in Westhampton Beach caught fire just after 3 p.m., according to Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone.

Martha Weinstein, who owns one of the co-op units, told 1010 WINS' Mona Rivera that she found out about the fire from her husband, Paul.

"He just said to me, 'I just got a phone call from the golf pro in Westhampton Beach, and he said that the Sandpiper had burned to the ground,'" Weinstein said. "And I was in total shock."

Westhampton Summer Resort Complex Destroyed By Fire

She said the summertime residence opens for the season between May 1 and October 31, and everyone was looking forward to being there again soon.

"I'm nauseous. I've been there for 24 years. I love it and it's been my life for 24 summers," Weinstein said, "and it's so sad."

Fire officials used large pieces of construction equipment to knock down part of the damaged complex.

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