On Friday, August 31st, 2012 at 2:53PM, Manhasset-Lakeville Fire Department Companies 3 and 4 were dispatched to 114 Northern Boulevard for a “reported odor of smoke”. Deputy Chief Farrone (8705) was the first unit to respond and was advised that NCPD units were now on scene reporting a fire in the rear of the Lemon Tree at that location. With this information, Deputy Chief Farrone (8705) requested that the initial alarm get upgraded to a reported structure fire, adding Company 5 and the Ambulance Unit to the original assignment.
Engine 8740 was the first piece of the apparatus on the road, and reported “smoke showing” on arrival. Within a minute, Engine 8740’s Officer transmitted a “Signal 10” for a working fire in the rear of 110 Northern Boulevard. The crews of Engine 8740 and Engine 8735 stretched a 2 ½” hose line and quickly extinguished the fire, which was contained to a rear bathroom in the occupancy. Engine 8711 and Quint 8728 had just been released from the scene of an automatic alarm in Manhasset, and also responded to the fire. A second 2 ½” hose line was stretched off Engine 8711 and taken into the adjoining occupancy, but was not operated. The crews of Tower Ladder 8744, Ladder 8743 and Quint 8728 opened up the roof to check for extension into the cockloft, which was negative.
Other units on the scene include Engine 8711, Engine 8758, Engine 8756, Ambulances 8768 and 8769, EMS Fly Car 8799, Deputy Chief Garrigan (8703), Great Neck Vigilant Fire Co. Ladder 8312 (F.A.S.T.) and Assistant Chief Charry (8310) and Merrick Chief of Dept. Fernandez Jr. (6400).
The fire was placed under control by Chief of Department Pitzer (8704) within thirty minutes and all units were released from the scene by 4:15PM. The Nassau County Fire Marshal’s office is investigating the cause of the fire.
Write-up by Kirk Candan. Photographs by Lee Genser.