Working House Fire
The Seaford Fire Department was alerted for a house fire on Tuesday, April 19th at 0448 hours. Upon his arrival, Chief Thomas deHaan (6800) transmitted a Signal 10 (working fire). Arriving units found a 2 story hi-ranch with heavy fire showing from the front and rear of the home. Early into the operation, a 2nd floor deck in the rear that had converted living space on it collapsed. Fortunately the homeowners were able to self evacuate and no injuries were reported. Chiefs Keith Kern (6801) and Thomas Cottone (6802) ran the operations sector for the fire. Seaford Engine 682, Engine 681, Ladder 683 and Ambulance 685 operated at the fire. Mutual aid to the scene or standby was provided by the Wantagh, Massapequa, North Massapequa, Bellmore, Levittown, Farmingdale, Bethpage, Merrick and North Merrick Fire Departments. All units were in service by 0835 Hrs. The Nassau County Fire Marshal’s Office is conducting the fire investigation. Photos by Ex-Captain Peter Robinson.