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Monroe Avenue [5-21-13]


Just before 20:00 hours on the night of May 21st, the North Bellmore Fire Department was dispatched to a zone two house fire for smoke in the house. The location units were given was 1974 Monroe Avenue between Bellmore and Washington Avenues. Six Five Zero dispatch advised responding units that multiple calls were being received reporting the fire and that two members on scene were confirming smoke showing. Upon arriving on scene, First Assistant Chief Marschall [6501] transmitted the signal ten [working fire]. Uniondale was immediately requested to respond to the scene with a truck company that would be going to work upon arrival. Uniondale responded to the scene with Ladder 7544. Needing a FAST Team, Bellmore was notified to respond and assume this role. Bellmore responded to the scene with Ladder 606. During operations, members of Bellmore saw a brief stint of work and so a new FAST team was needed on scene. East Meadow would become the newest FAST team. East Meadow responded to the scene with Ladder 617 and Heavy Rescue 616 as well as an engine company. Within minutes of the operation the fire load grew enough that it forced firefighters to turn to an exterior operation. Fortunately all occupants had made it safely out of the home prior to the fire intensifying. Aside from the aforementioned mutual aid North Merrick and Levittown [Ambulance 628] sent ambulances to the scene of the fire. An East Meadow engine, Merrick engine [Engine 641] and ambulance [Ambulance 6414], and Wantagh ladder were the units standing by for North Bellmore. Within forty-five minutes all visible fire was knocked down. The scene was placed under control [signal twelve] just over an hour into the operation. It was believed that the fire began in the basement of the two story residence, but the cause remained under investigation. A partial collapse of the three, four corner on the second floor was visible. North Bellmore Ladder 657 and Engine 654 were the first truck and engine companies on scene. The fire saw as many as six lines go into operation. Video from the scene: https://youtu.be/626WQWRi82Y

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