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House Fire with Injuries in Copiague

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COPIAGUE, NY - At approximately 8:54 P.M. on Tuesday, February 14th, the Copiague Fire Department responded to a reported bedroom fire at 531 Oak Street. Upon the arrival of 1st Assistant Chief Daniel Broyles, he transmitted the working fire.

On arrival of Chief of Department Kyle Miller, he stated that he had fire pushing out a 2 side window exposing to a dwelling. Engine 1-3-7 was the first responding engine and had a hydrant past the fire building. On their arrival, they hit the hydrant and put lines into operation. On arrival of Ladder 1-6-4, they were put to work as an extra truck.

The crew from the Lindenhurst's Truck did a search inside of the exposure 2 house and threw ladders on both houses. Crews from Engines 1-3-7, 1-3-10, 1-3-9 and 1-11-2 stretched and operated a minimum of three hand lines. The fire was contained to the main fire building, with minor extension on the exposure house. One civilian was injured and transported to a local area hospital.

At approximately 9:43 P.M., the under control (signal 4) was transmitted. Mutual aid consisted of the Lindenhurst FD for the initial RIT (1-6-4), the North Lindenhurst FD for an Engine (1-11-2), the Amityville FD for the second Rapid Intervention Team (1-1-5), and the North Amityville Fire Co. for an ambulance to the scene. Units operated under the command of Chief of the Copiague Fire Department, Kyle Miller (The 1-3-30). The cause of the fire is under investigation.

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