On Tuesday, December 18th, 2012 at 10:17PM, Manhasset-Lakeville Fire Department Companies 3 and 4 were dispatched to respond mutual aid to the Great Neck Alert Fire Company, who were operating at a house fire on Bayport Lane in the Village of Saddle Rock.
Tower Ladder 8744 and Heavy Rescue 8730 both responded to the scene; Heavy Rescue 8730 was assigned as the F.A.S.T. unit, while Tower Ladder 8744’s crew was immediately put to work. The fire, which was spreading quickly throughout a very large private house under construction, was being fed by wind gusts coming off Little Neck Bay. After thirty minutes of battling the wind-driven fire, interior firefighting operations were halted and an exterior operation commenced. Several 2 ½” hose lines, a deck gun, and ladder pipe were used to extinguish the stubborn fire.
The Great Neck Vigilant Fire Company was also on scene with Engine 8314 as well as providing EMS services. The Port Washington Fire Department responded with Rescue 8522 later into the operation providing a second F.A.S.T. unit. The Nassau County Fire Marshal’s office was notified for an immediate investigation. The Incident Commander was Great Neck Alert Chief of Department Plakstis (829). All Manhasset-Lakeville units were released from by 3:15AM.
Write-up by Kirk Candan. Photographs by Kirk Candan & David Slotnick.