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Massive Fire Destroys Large EMS Depot in Freeport

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

FREEPORT, NY - At approximately 11:10 A.M. on April 1st, the Freeport Fire Department was alerted for an automatic fire alarm at 30 Commercial Street. It was then quickly upgraded to an auto fire within the building. 

Upon the arrival of 2103, he confirmed fire within the parking area of the building. Upon the arrival of Engine 216, they began a fire attack. A Signal 10 was initially transmitted, which soon developed into a second-alarm with a special request for the minor TRT matrix, and then into a third-alarm for heavy fire through the roof of the one-story commercial building.

Members were pulled out from inside the building and a defensive attack was started. A total of five tower ladders operated with one blitz monitor, and a minimum of two handlines. In total, the fire raised up into a fifth-alarm, which brought mutual aid coming in from far east of Massapequa.

Units operated under the command of the Chief of Freeport Fire Department, Scott Donnelly (2100), as well as the command post. The cause of the fire is under investigation.

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