South Street [8-7-14]

At 21:24 hours on the night of August 7th, 2014 the Seaford Fire Department was dispatched to a reported house fire at 3959 South Street in the dead end off of Jackson Avenue. Emergency dispatchers were receiving multiple calls reporting the fire with some callers advising it may possibly be gas fed. Seaford Chief of Department Paul Lochner [6800] was among the first units to arrive on scene and was met with a fully involved two and a half story private dwelling with the gas service to the home freely burning. To add to the already daunting task that firefighters faced a boat, which was originally docked alongside the burning home, had caught fire and began drifting down the waterway. After transmitting the signal ten [working fire] the chief then requested the following: the Wantagh Marine Unit respond to the scene to assist in fire suppression, an additional ladder and engine, and utilities [gas and electric] forthwith to the scene. Seaford Engine 682 was the first engine company to arrive on scene after stretching in from a hydrant on Jackson Avenue. The engine immediately put their deck gun [master stream] into operation along with multiple hand lines. Within the next few minutes additional apparatus and members were arriving on scene from the Seaford and mutual aid fire departments. Several Seaford members were two towns over playing members of the Hicksville Fire Department in a softball game at Bellmore’s Newbridge Park. Once they received word of the fire the ball playing members manned apparatus and responded to the scene. North Massapequa Ladder 661 was designated the FAST for the operation. The burning boat drifted into Massapequa’s district and was extinguished by them using Engine 631 and Ladder 636 while 6314 was on the scene of the house fire. Mutual aid units responded to the scene and to standby from the Wantagh, North Bellmore, and Bellmore Fire Departments among others. Within thirty to forty minutes the main body of fire was knocked down and members were able to keep extension to neighboring exposures to a minimum. Due to the heavy fire load and amount of water used to contain it there was a partial collapse of the second floor towards the number one side of the home. The Hicksville members Seaford was playing in softball responded to the scene and assisted with relief/refreshment efforts. The cause of the fire remained under investigation. All fire department units were under the command of Seaford Chief of Department Paul Lochner [6800]. Video from the scene: https://youtu.be/nNKqdgW3QAE

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