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Family Pets Lost in Working House Fire

Story by Dan Neri - Photos by Ex-Capt. Steve Grogan


At approximately 8:34pm on April 28, 2017 the Lynbrook Fire Department was toned out for a General Alarm for a house fire at 32 Davison Ave.First Assistant Chief Bill Abrams arrived at the scene to find fire coming from the first floor windows auto exposing to the second floor and threatening the neighboring house.


Engine 421 was first due followed by Truck 428. 3rd Assistant Chief Michael Brooks handled operations inside the house while members from Engine Company hooked up to a hydrant and Truck Co. entered the building to conduct searches and ladder the house. 


 A second line was advanced to the upstairs by members of Tally-Ho, Vulcan Co. and Malverne FD's Engine Co. After all members were ordered out and roll call was conducted, Truck Company and Rockville Centre’s Truck went into exterior tower ladder operations.


All occupants of the house were safe, but a few of their pets were lost due to the fire. One firefighter suffered a minor injury to his hand and was treated at the scene.


Operating at the scene from neighboring departments were East Rockaway's ladder, Malverne's engine, RVC's Truck which was the FAST team, an engine from RVC, and a ladder from Valley Stream. Hewlett and Valley Stream provided stand by units in town.


The cause of the fire is unknown, and is being investigated by the Nassau County Fire Marshalls Office. 

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