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Scranton Avenue House Fire 

Story & photos by  Ex Captain Steven Grogan

On September 19, 2016, at approximately 2:45 PM, Lynbrook firefighters responded to a reported house fire at 316 Scranton Avenue just east of Peninsula Blvd.  The homeowner had come home to find her home filled with smoke.  She also found there was a fire in her back outside wall and heavy smoke coming from below her rear deck and up the wall.  First Assistant Chief Carl Lengel was in charge of operations while Third Assistant Chief Nick Pearsall went into the house.  Engine Company was first on the scene and dropped at a hydrant up the block.   Once at the house they stretched a line in through the front door to the rear of the house.  A backup line from Engine Company was brought in by Hose Company, who was next to arrive, but that line was not charged.   Truck Company arrived an assisted in removing some of the deck flooring and wall area.  The fire was quickly extinguished before it spread.  The fire appeared to be caused by a short in an electric junction box below the floor.  Firefighters were at the scene for about 50 minutes.    

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