On Wednesday, January 23rd, 2013 at 10:38PM Manhasset-Lakeville Fire Department Companies 3, 4, 5, and the Ambulance Unit were toned out for a “Signal 10” as per Chief of Department Pitzer (8704), who was on the scene of a working fire in a detached garage in the rear of 5 Nassau Road in Great Neck.
Chief Pitzer advised dispatch that a vehicle fire in the rear of 5 Nassau Road had extended to the detached garage in the rear of 7 Nassau Road. Engine 8740 responded to the alarm within three minutes and quickly arrived on the scene. The crew stretched a 1” ¾ hose line to the garage and began knocking down all of the burning brush and rubbish in both rear yards, while the crew from Ladder 8743 gained access to the garage. All fire in the garage and the burning vehicle were extinguished and overhauled. A second hose line was stretched by the crew of Engine 8735, but not charged.
Other units on the scene were Engine 8733, Heavy Rescue 8730, Tower Ladder 8744, Engine 8758, Ambulance 8768 and EMS Fly Car 8799. The Great Neck Vigilant Fire Company responded as a F.A.S.T. with Ladder 8312 and Chief Jacobs (838). The Nassau County Fire Marshal’s office was notified for an immediate investigation, and all units were released from the scene within an hour and a half.
Write-up by Kirk Candan. Photographs by Lee Genser.