On the morning of Thursday, June 30th, 2022, the Valley Stream Fire Department along with mutual aid companies operated on the scene of a signal ten [working fire] at a BP gas station on North Central Avenue between Sapir and Stein Streets. The fire was located on the number four side of a one-story commercial building with extension into the structure and an adjacent dumpster. Firefighters put two hand lines into operation and were able to knock down the bulk of the fire; however, their efforts were hindered by several pallets of hand sanitizer contributing to the fire load. The cause of the fire is currently under investigation. Valley Stream Chief of Department Patrick Scanlon  had command of the incident.