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Lynbrook FD Fights Raging Van Fire

 Story  by Ex-Captain Steve Grogan (Photos by Brian Grogan)  

On Monday December 10, 2007, at about 8:45 AM, the Lynbrook Fire Department responded to a working van fire on Sunrise Highway just west of Bixley Heath.  The driver of the van, traveling westbound on Sunrise, hit and knocked down a light pole, a one way sign, then crashed into the traffic light stanchion at the intersection.  The van then exploded in flames.  The driver was able to crawl out of the van and was assisted by Lynbrook police and then by a Nassau County Police ambulance which was nearby when the accident occurred.  Lynbrook firefighters from Vulcan Company, Hose Company, and Truck Company responded to the scene, led by Third Deputy Chief Ray Burke.  It took firefighters some time to put the fire out in the fully engulfed van which contained medical supplies.  The traffic on Sunrise Highway was halted westbound for over 45 minutes.  Eastbound traffic was also slowed due to the heavy thick black smoke that made visibility impossible.  Lynbrook police controlled traffic in the area until the fire was completely extinguished.   The driver of the van was taken to South Nassau Hospital by the NCPD ambulance. 

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