On Monday, February 2, 2015 at 10:13am, Manhasset-Lakeville Fire Department Companies 3, 4, 5 and the Ambulance Unit were dispatched to a reported apartment fire on Welwyn Road in Great Neck Plaza. Chief of Department Michael Farrone (8705) was the first unit to respond and was advised of calls received through Firecom reporting a fire in an apartment on the second floor. While en route, the dispatcher advised that NCPD units were on scene confirming a fire. M-LFD Ex-Chief Brian Morris arrived on the scene first and reported “smoke showing” to Chief Farrone, who transmitted a “Signal 10” when he arrived.
Engine 8735 was the first piece of apparatus to arrive on the scene and stretched a 1” ¾ hose line to the fire apartment, which was located on the second floor of the three-story apartment building. Engine 8740 arrived second-due and stretched a second 1” ¾ hose line off Engine 8735. All searches were negative and the fire was contained to one bedroom in the apartment and there was no extension to the floor above. All occupants were removed from the fire apartment prior to the M-LFD’s arrival and one occupant was transported to a local area hospital by Ambulance 8767 to be evaluated.
The Nassau County Fire Marshal’s office was notified for an immediate investigation and all units were released from the scene within one hour and fifteen minutes.