On the night of Wednesday, October 18th, 2017 the Mineola Fire Department operated on the scene of a working fire at 11 Jefferson Avenue East. The main body of fire was located on the second floor of a two-story private dwelling and two hand lines were stretched with one going into operation. Carle Place was designated the FAST for the operation. Also on scene was Garden City Ladder 144 [additional truck company] and Mineola Volunteer Ambulance Corps. Firefighters made a quick knockdown of the fire and safely removed several pet birds from the home. The cause of the fire is currently under investigation. Garden City Park and New Hyde Park were among the departments notified to standby for Mineola during the operation. All fire department units were under the command of Mineola Chief of Department Santosus .
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