Manhasset-Lakeville F.D. Responds To Attic Fire In Lake Success


On Thursday, February 21st, 2014 at 8:21pm, Manhasset-Lakeville Fire Department Companies 4 and 5 were dispatched to an interior odor of smoke at 14 Tanners Road in the Village of Lake Success. Deputy Chief Candan (8704) was the first unit to respond and was advised while en route that Lake Success Police Department units on scene were reporting a working fire at the location. Deputy Chief Candan arrived on scene a few seconds later and reported that he had smoke showing out of the attic vent and eaves. He also added that all occupants were out of the house and requested the addition of Company #3, the Ambulance Unit and to start out the F.A.S.T. 

Engine 8758 was the first piece of apparatus to arrive on the scene. Captain Chen of Company #5 entered the house and reported that he had visible fire in the attic of the 1-1/2 story private dwelling. After receiving this report, Deputy Chief Candan proceeded to transmit a "Signal 10" for a working house fire. The crew of Engine 8758 stretched a 1" 3/4 hose line, while the crew from Ladder 8743 began to access the attic’s crawl space and open up the ceiling from below. A second precautionary 1" 3/4 hose line was stretched by the crews of Squad 8759 and Engine 8756, but was not used. The crews from Engine 8735, Rescue 8730 and Tower Ladder 8744 checked for extension and performed searches, which were all negative. Deputy Chief Kiess (8701) was in command of interior operations. 

The New Hyde Park Fire Department responded as the F.A.S.T. (Firefighter Assist & Search Team) with Tower Ladder 175. The fire was placed under control by Deputy Chief Candan within thirty minutes and units began taking up within an hour. The Nassau County Fire Marshal's office was requested for an immediate investigation of the cause of the fire. 

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