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Crews Respond to House Fire in West Babylon

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WEST BABYLON, NY - On October 11th, the West Babylon FD responded to reports of a house fire on Elmwood Road. Quickly responding were Engine 1-9-3 and Ladders 1-9-4, 1-9-30 and 1-9-33. Additional information was relayed to the responding chiefs that Babylon Central Fire Alarm took a direct call for reports of a fire in the house, as well as a call from the alarm company. Upon the arrival of units, they were met with smoke showing from the front door and stretched two hand lines to the 3 side of the dwelling (backyard), and an additional dry line was stretched to the front door. Engine 1-9-2 picked up the hydrant on Elmwood Road west of the fire building and laid into Engine 1-9-3. Crews from Engines 1-9-1, 1-9-2, 1-9-6 and 1-9-8 helped man hose lines and overhaul. The crew from the truck utilized the aerial to ventilate windows on the upper floors. The main body of the fire was located in a room on the 2/3 corner. Units operated under the command of the Chief of West Babylon FD, Michael Vergano (1-9-30). The cause of the fire is under investigation.

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