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Multiple Cars Burn Inside Bohemia Commercial Building

By CHRIS SABELLA, Senior Correspondent | May 18, 2021 | NEW YORK

Story No. 051921109

BOHEMIA, NY - On Tuesday evening, May 18th around 8:00 P.M., the Bohemia FD was activated for a commercial building fire at 360 Knickerbocker Avenue.

A Community ambulance in the area advised of heavy smoke coming from Unit 12, with at least four cars fully engulfed inside. The building consisted of several units, all with steel roll-up doors. Mutual aid response went out to least four area departments.

First-in units reported a working fire and began to go to work, stretching one-and-three-quarter and two-and-a-half inch lines. Firefighters opened up the unit to find heavy flames from four or five cars, with extension to a second unit. Firefighters had the scene under control after about one-and-a-half hours, with minimal extension to a third unit, which appeared to have only smoke and water damage.

Members of Community Ambulance set up and maintained a rehab area along with five ambulance crews standing by at the scene. Thankfully, no injuries were reported.

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