During a passing thunderstorm on the night of Wednesday, August 8th, 2019 the East Rockaway Fire Department was called to a house fire on Woods Avenue. East Rockaway Engine 404 was the first apparatus to arrive on scene and was met with fire showing from the second floor of a two-story private dwelling. The officer of Engine 404 then transmitted a signal ten [working fire]. Firefighters went on to stretch three hand lines with two lines put into operation. Among the departments called for mutual aid were Lynbrook, Hewlett, Rockville Centre, and Malverne. The cause of the fire is under investigation; however, authorities are looking into the possibility of a lightning strike. All units were under command of Chief of Department Felbinger.
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