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Heavy Fire Load Upon Arrival in Massapequa

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MASSAPEQUA, NY - In the afternoon hours of October 9th, the Massapequa Fire Department responded to reports of a house on fire on Clearwater Avenue. Upon arrival of responding chiefs, the dispatcher advised them that they had an ex-captain on scene reporting a working fire.

Upon the arrival of 6301, he transmitted the working fire. On arrival of Engine 6315, they laid in from the hydrant on Edgewater Avenue and stretched a line to the 2'' side to knock down the large volume fire. A second line was stretched from 6315 to the interior of the two-story private dwelling, and a third line was stretched from 6311 to the interior of the dwelling.

Ladder 978 positioned and operated on the 1/4 side, and Tower Ladder 632 positioned on the 1/2 side and operated their master stream to knock down any fire that was unable to be reached via a hose line.

Mutual aid was requested from Amityville FD for a FAST (1-1-5), South Farmingdale FD for a working truck (978), Seaford for an engine to the scene (682), and Wantagh FD for a working truck(692). Standby units consisted of Levittown for a Ladder (626) and ambulance (6213).

Units operated under the command of Chief of Department William Monjardo (6300). The cause of the fire is under investigation, and there were no reported injuries.

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