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Quick Stop at Coachlight Condo

Story by Ex-Captain Steve Grogan; Photos by Steve Grogan and Firefighter Brian Grogan

Lynbrook firefighters quickly knocked down a fire in the living room of a second floor unit at the Coachlight Condominiums off Atlantic Avenue opposite the Atlantic Avenue School on Monday night.

Firefighters, under the command of Chief Edward Hynes were sent to the complex of buildings shortly after 5 PM on November 25th, 2013, after a neighbor across the parking lot heard an alarm sounding and called the fire department.  Upon their arrival no smoke was showing but water from the sprinkler system was found cascading off the balcony of Unit 17 in Building 106 which is the first building off Atlantic Avenue.  After the unit was identified, Engine Company 1, first on the scene, dropped at a hydrant in the middle of the complex and stretched in to the fire building.  They stretched a line with the help of the other arriving fire companies and took it to the second floor.  The front door of the unit was forced open and firefighters were met with blinding and choking smoke as they crawled into the unit.  A fire was found in the living room and extending up the wall.  A table and couch were destroyed in the fire.  The fire was quickly extinguished and stopped in the wall before it could extend into the ceiling area.  After the fire was first found in the unit, Chief Hynes broadcast a Signal 10 and requested a Fast Team from the East Rockaway FD, and stand-by fire units from the Rockville Centre FD.  Firefighters were on the scene for about 80 minutes.  Although the homeowner was not at home the fire was not considered suspicious.  The Fire Marshal's Office however will conduct a routine investigation.  The fire was contained to the one room but the unit below did have some water damage.  There were no injuries.


02/21/17 09:04

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