Atlantic Avenue [11-13-14]

On the night of Thursday, November 13th, 2014 the Garden City Park Fire Department was dispatched to a reported unknown type fire at the intersection of Nassau Boulevard and Atlantic Avenue. As firefighters began responding to the scene they were advised by Nassau County Fire Communications that multiple calls were being received reporting fire and explosions in the area that they were dispatched to. When units arrived on scene they were met with heavy fire inside of 194 Atlantic Avenue – the site of JBH Environmental [a company that specializes in remediation and asbestos removal]. Also ablaze upon arrival was at least two of the environmental company’s box trucks parked alongside the fire building on the number four side. Garden City Park Command immediately transmitted the signal ten [working fire] and the mutual aid to the scene and to backfill began. Floral Park was notified for the FAST and responded with Ladder 123. In front of the fire building with Garden City Park Ladder 151 was New Hyde Park Ladder 175 – both of which had master streams committed to the building. Additional hand lines were in operation on the number one and four sides of the fire building. Firefighters’ efforts were hampered by downed wires in front of the building and LIPA was requested immediately to the scene. Minutes into the operation a section of the structure collapsed luckily not causing any injuries but prompting Garden City Park Command to order an exterior attack on the fire. Also early into the operation came a request to shut down the Port Jefferson branch of the Long Island Railroad as the tracks were immediately to the rear of the fire building. This shutdown was later reduced to a train slow down. Within one hour all visible fire was knocked down and firefighters were left hitting hot spots. Units on scene were able to contain the fire to less than one half of the one story commercial building. The cause of the fire remained under investigation. The Nassau County Fire Marshals Office was quickly on scene beginning the investigation process. New Hyde Park, Mineola, Stewart Manor, and Mineola VAC were among the departments notified for mutual aid. All fire department units were under the command of Garden City Park Chief Robert Mirabile [1500]. Video from the scene: https://youtu.be/dSsODNrhF3s

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Atlantic Avenue [11-13-14]

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