Bohemia FD Battles Garage Fire
Photo by Connor Jacobs Bohemia firefighters stretch hose line to the fire building.
Photo by Connor jacobs Firefighters Gaining Access To Fire Building
BOHEMIA, NY - On February 6th at approximately 2:36 P.M., the Bohemia FD was toned out for a reported structure fire in the 900 block of MacArthur Street. Chief Thompson (3-12-30), the first chief on the road, was advised by fire-com that it was a two-car garage in the backyard that was on fire.
On arrival, Chief Thompson was met with fire through the roof and quickly radioed back to fire-com requesting a reactivation for a working fire (13-35), and to get the pre-plan started. First due Bohemia Engine 1 (3-12-1) was advised by command to pull short of the fire building, stretch two lines to the backyard for fire attack and protect exposures.
Bohemia Trucks 4 and 6, along with Tower 3 arrived on scene and quickly went to work with helping to extinguish the fire. Lakeland FD was requested to the scene while West Sayville FD was requested to standby at Bohemia’s headquarters. Community Ambulance Co. also responded to the scene and set up firefighter rehab.
The alarm was placed under control at 3:11 P.M., and all Bohemia units were back in service by 4:21 P.M. The scene was then turned over to the Brookhaven Town Fire Marshal for investigation.