Firefighters battle election night blaze in Great Neck


While political candidates throughout Long Island last Tuesday learned whether they would take office in January, three Manhasset-Lakeville Fire Department companies and an ambulance unit responded to a house fire in Great Neck.

Fire companies 3, 4 and 5 and an ambulance unit were dispatched at 6:16 p.m. to 46-24 Arcadia Lane, where officials said a fire first broke out in the basement before expanding throughout the rest of the residence.

The fire was controlled in 40 minutes, officials said. One firefighter was transported to a local hospital with minor injuries. 

Officials said Company 4 was the first to arrive on the scene and extinguish most of the fire, which extended out of the basement by way of a pipe chase to the house’s first and second floors.  

Company 3 extinguished the fire’s extension to the upper two floors, while crews from Company 4 and Company 2 vented and searched the floors, which were empty with the exception of a dog that ran out of the house unharmed, Manhasset-Lakeville officials said. 

Manhasset-Lakeville officials were aided in putting out the fire by a firefighter assistance and search team from the Great Neck Vigilant Fire Company and an ambulance provided by the Port Washington Fire Department for emergency medical services.  

The Nassau County Fire Marshal’s office is currently investigating the cause of the fire, officials said.


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