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Early Morning Basement Fire in Amityville

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

AMITYVILLE, NY - In the early morning hours of August 24th, the North Amityville Fire Company was alerted for a Signal 13 on Corral Drive.

Upon arrival of 1-7-33, he advised that he had smoke showing from the one-story private dwelling. Upon arrival of 1-7-30, he advised that he had smoke showing from all four sides and had the first due engine (1-7-1) hit the hydrant on the corner and stretch a line to the front door.

Upon entrance into the dwelling crews were met with smoke throughout the dwelling. Soon after that, 1-7-30 transmitted the working fire and brought in numerous mutual aid departments. Fire was found in the basement of the dwelling and all searches were negative.

Upon arrival of the mutual aid engine from North Lindenhurst (1-11-1) they stretched a second hand line into the dwelling. Mutual aid companies consisted of South Farmingdale for a Ladder (978), Farmingdale for a Ladder (926), East Farmingdale for the RIT (1-5-15) and ambulance, Amityville for a Engine (1-1-2), Copiague for an Engine (1-3-10) and ambulance, Wyandanch Wheatley Heights Ambulance Corp for rehab and Lindenhurst for a 1&1 to standby (1-6-2 & 1-6-4).

Units operated under the command of Chief of the Department Thomas Nelson (1-7-30). The cause of the fire is under investigation.

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