On Tuesday, November 5th, 2013 at 6:16PM, Manhasset-Lakeville Fire Department Companies 3, 4, 5 and the Ambulance Unit were dispatched to 46-24 Arcadia Lane for a reported house fire. The first unit to arrive on scene reported that there was smoke showing with the homeowner reporting a fire in their basement. Shortly thereafter, a “Signal 10” was transmitted for a working fire in the basement of a 2.5-story private dwelling.
Engine 8740 was the first piece of apparatus on the scene and its crew stretched a 1” ¾ hose line to the basement and knocked down the main body of fire within a few minutes. The fire managed to extend out of the basement via a pipe chase to both the first and second floors of the house. A second 1” ¾ hose line was stretched by the crew of Engine 8735 to extinguish any extension on the two upper floors. The crews of Quint 8728 and Ladder 8743 vented and performed searches on all floors, which were negative with the exception of a dog. An extensive amount of overhaul was performed to ensure that all fire was extinguished and the fire was placed under control within forty minutes.
The Great Neck Vigilant Fire Company provided a F.A.S.T. with Ladder 8312 and the Port Washington Fire Department provided Ambulance 8546 for EMS coverage during the fire. One firefighter was transported with minor injuries, as was one occupant. The Nassau County Fire Marshal’s office was notified for an immediate investigation and is currently investigating the cause of the fire. All units were released from the scene by Deputy Chief Farrone (8705) within one and half hours.
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