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Wind-Driven Shed Fire Extends to Dwelling in Wyandanch

This article is a direct street report from our correspondent and has not been edited by the 1st Responder newsroom.

WYANDANCH, NY - At approximately 7:20 A.M. on January 15th, the Wyandanch Fire Company responded to a Signal 23 reported shed on fire on Russell Street.

Upon response of Chief of Department Jarvis Brown, Babylon Central Fire Alarm advised that an SCPD sector car was requesting a rush on the fire department. Upon his arrival, he had a confirmed shed fire with exposure issues to houses. Soon after, he asked for the call to be upgraded to a Signal 13 and then to a Working Signal 13 due to fire inside the dwelling and in multiple sheds.

On arrival of Quint 1-10-4, they put hand lines into operation and put the stick to the roof of the dwelling. Engine 1-10-7 established a water supply to the quint and helped man hose lines. On arrival of Quint 1-4-14, they put their stick to a window on the four side and operated a hand line. Ground ladders were also thrown on an exposure house on New Avenue. Engine 1-9-6 supplied Quint 1-4-14 and operated a hand line as well.

Mutual aid included Deer Park for an engine (Quint 1-4-14), North Babylon for a Ladder (1-8-6), and West Babylon for an Engine (1-9-6). Crews operated numerous hand lines interior and exterior to battle the wind-driven fire. Units operated under Chief of Wyandanch Fire Company, Jarvis Brown. There were no reported injuries, and the cause of the fire is under investigation.

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