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Four Alarm House Fire in Farmingdale

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FARMINGDALE, NY - At 6:30 A.M. on August 20th, the Village of Farmingdale Fire Department and a dual-response engine from the South Farmingdale FD were alerted for reports of a house fire with people trapped on Prospect Street. Upon the arrival of the Chief of the Farmingdale FD, Michael Tortoso, he transmitted a Signal 10 (Working Fire) for heavy fire in the rear of a two-and-a-half-story private dwelling. Upon the arrival of Engine 972 and Engine 905, they gained a positive water supply and operated a total of four handlines. Squad 924 was the first “truck” on the scene and performed searches that were negative. The incident was then raised through the alarms up to a 4th alarm for relief purposes. Units operated under the command of the Chief of the Farmingdale Fire Department, Michael Tortoso (9201).

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