On Saturday, October 25th, 2014 at 11:18PM, Manhasset-Lakeville Fire Department Companies 3, 4 and 5 were dispatched to the intersection of Windsor Road and Lodge Road in the Village of Thomaston for a reported house fire. Deputy Chief Candan (8704) was the first unit to respond and was advised that multiple calls were being received, all reporting a house fire with two children possibly trapped on the second floor. While in route, the dispatcher advised Deputy Chief Candan that Nassau County Police units were on scene requesting a forthwith response for heavy fire. Deputy Chief Candan arrived on the scene two minutes later and transmitted a "Signal 10" for a working house fire.
Deputy Chief Candan reported that there was heavy fire on the first floor of a 2 ½-story peaked-roof private dwelling and that all occupants were out of the house and accounted for. Ladder 8743 and Engine 8735 were the first two pieces of apparatus to arrive on the scene and had the arduous task of dealing with two houses on fire. Two hose lines were immediately stretched off Engine 8735; one to the neighboring house on Exposure 4, which had caught-on-fire due to the intense heat and flames, and the second hose line operated on the main body of fire. All fire in the neighboring house was quickly extinguished with minimal extension to the interior.
A total of five hose lines were stretched and operated to extinguish the fire throughout the large house. The aerial master stream on Ladder 8743 was also used to hit stubborn pockets of fire which were inaccessible to members. Multiple neighboring fire departments provided mutual aid to the scene including the Great Neck Alert, Vigilant and Roslyn Fire Companies, Port Washington, New Hyde Park and Garden City Park Fire Departments. One Firefighter was transported with minor injuries and released.
Other Manhasset-Lakeville units on the scene include Engines 8740, 8758, 8756, 8733, Rescue 8730, Ambulances 8767 and 8768, and Deputy Chiefs Kiess (8701) and Pisani (8702).
The Nassau County Fire Marshal’s office was notified for an immediate investigation and the fire was determined not to be suspicious and electrical in nature. All units were released from the scene by 4:45AM by Chief of Department Farrone (8705).
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