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Easter Sunday House Fire in Levittown

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LEVITTOWN, NY - At approximately 2:20 P.M. on April 9th, the Wantagh Fire Department was alerted for reported smoke coming from a house on Holmes Street.

Upon response of the first responding units, they were advised that multiple calls had been taken. Upon the arrival of 6920, he had fire pushing out the front of the house. With this information 6901 transmitted a Signal 10. Upon the arrival of Engine 692, they gained a supply from the hydrant located in front of the house and then proceeded to put a line into operation. Second due Engine 694 put a second line into operation.

Upon the request of Wantagh command, he requested an extra engine and ladder to the scene. With an urgent request from command, the evacuation tones were struck and all firefighters were pulled from the house. Once all firefighters were confirmed to be out of the house, a defensive operation was started with crews stretching multiple hand lines and had at least one deck gun and two tower ladders in operation. Upon the request of command, an extra two ambulances were requested to the scene.

Mutual aid consisted of Levittown for the F.A.S.T (L626), East Meadow for an engine (E612), Seaford for an engine (E682), Bethpage for an engine and a ladder (E905, L903), North Bellmore for a ladder (658), and Massapequa for an ambulance (637). Units operated under the command of 1st Assistant Chief of Department Leonard Mathewson (6901). At least one firefighter was transported to a local area hospital, and the cause of the fire is under investigation.

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