Just before 4 pm today, The South Farmingdale Fire Department was alerted for a vehicle fire on Iris Place in the Massapequa Park section of the fire district. The alarm was upgraded by dispatch to a building fire based upon the receipt of multiple calls to 911.
Upon arrival, fire fighting units were met with a rapidly spreading body of fire throughout the two-story home. The South Farmingdale Fire Departments engine and ladder begin operations as Deputy Chief George Mcfarlane, the incident commander, began calling additional assistance from neighboring department through the mutual aid matrix for this fast moving fire.
Multiple hose lines were stretched through the interior of the building because the fire had consumed the basement area, first floor, and second floor. To make matters worse , arriving firefighters had to battle back a stream of burning gas from the vehicle in the garage which sustained a ruptured fuel tank (see photo. )
The Nassau County Fire Marshals were on the scene determining the cause. There were no injuries.
Deputy Chief Mcfarlane wishes to express his thanks to all the neighboring fire departments who were called today to assist us battling this extremely difficult fire under these freezing weather conditions. “our neighboring fire departments, once again, demonstrated what team work and volunteerism is all about. “ …“the dedication to duty was displayed today under extreme and dangerous circumstances.”
We wish to thank our friends Ed Fulford from the Massapequa Fire Department and Emergency Action photographer Paul Mazza from Zone2photo for their photos depicted here today. Click on Paul’s smug mug account to see his action shots and video.