On the evening of Thursday, November 14th, 2019 the West Hempstead Fire Department operated on the scene of a signal ten [working fire] on Locust Street off Locust Terrace. The main body of fire was in the basement of a two-story private dwelling. Firefighters put one hand line into operation resulting in a quick knockdown of the fire. Among the departments called for mutual aid to the scene was Hempstead Truck One, Franklin Square Engine 711, an engine from Lakeview, and one ambulance from Valley Stream. Standing by for West Hempstead during the operation was New Hyde Park Ladder 175, South Hempstead Engine 741, and an ambulance from Stewart Manor. The cause of the fire is under investigation and all fire department units were under the command of Chief Lilli.
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