House Fire on Driving Park
Story & photos by Ex Captain Steven Grogan
A fire of undetermined origin at a two family home at 90 Driving Park Avenue in Lynbrook on Friday night, December 23, 2010, is under investigation by the Nassau County Fire Marshal and the Village of Lynbrook’s Building Department after it appeared that an illegal bedroom existed in the basement where the fire originated.
The Lynbrook Fire Department, under the command of Chief Raymond Burke, was dispatched to the home at 10:45 PM for a reported basement fire. Chief Burke was first on the scene and broadcast a Signal 10 for a working fire as heavy smoke emitted from windows on the first and second floors of the home.
Tally-Ho Engine 423 was first on the scene and stretched two lines to the front door. One line was taken down the basement stairs to a bedroom which was on fire. When the firefighters entered the house three male occupants were found inside and they were escorted out. Vulcan Company 422 which had arrived as Tally-Ho was dropping its attack lines dropped a feeder line from Ocean Avenue and supplied water to Tally-Ho. When Truck Company 428 arrived they ventilated the smoke and began an immediate search of the home after FIRECOM notified all units of a possible missing person in the home. This was unfounded as all occupants had already been removed from the house.
After the fire was knocked down with the hose line, Truck Company members pulled walls and ceilings in the basement so that hot spots could be extinguished and to make sure the fire did not extended beyond the basement ceiling and wall area. The other Lynbrook fire units stood-by.
In addition, Malverne FD sent a fast team to the scene while East Rockaway FD and Rockville Centre FD sent an engine and ladder, respectively, to stand-by to cover other Lynbrook alarms. Before Lynbrook firefighters left, members of the Lynbrook Building Department were on scene conducting their own investigation of the home.
Lynbrook firefighters were at the scene till after 12:30 AM. One firefighter was injured.
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