October 14th, 2013 - 27 Independence Drive
On Monday, October 14, 2013 at 4:42PM, Manhasset-Lakeville Fire Department Companies 1, 2, 5 and the Ambulance Unit were dispatched to 27 Independence Drive in Manhasset Hills for a reported house fire. Deputy Chief Candan (8704) was the first unit to respond and was advised that a call had been received through 911 reporting a kitchen fire. Deputy Chief Candan (8704) was the first unit to arrive on the scene and gave a report of smoke showing with all occupants out of the house.
Once inside, Deputy Chief Candan (8704) reported to responding units that he had visible fire in the stove’s hood and that there was extension to the walls and ceiling in the kitchen. After hearing that report, a “Signal 10” for a working house fire was transmitted by Deputy Chief Farrone (8705).
Engine 8740, who was added to the alarm due to their proximity, was the first piece of apparatus to arrive on the scene and after securing a hydrant, stretched a 1” ¾ hose line to the kitchen located on the first floor. A second 1” ¾ hose line was operated by the crew of Engine 8712 on the second floor of the 2.5-story house due to extension. An extensive amount of overhaul was performed by the crews of Engine 8758, Quint 8728 and Tower Ladder 8724 to ensure that all fire was located and extinguished. The New Hyde Park Fire Department responded to the scene as the F.A.S.T. with Tower Ladder 175.
The fire was placed under control within forty minutes and all units were released from the scene within an hour and a half by Deputy Chief Farrone (8705). The Nassau County Fire Marshal’s office was notified for an immediate response and is currently investigating the cause of the fire.
Written by Kirk Candan. Photographs by Lee Genser.