Eight fire departments aid in Manorhaven blaze

Eight fire departments aid in Manorhaven blaze
The Port Washington Fire Department is proposing a cost recovery program, the first time patients' insurance would be billed for the department's emergency medical service. (Photo by Cameryn Oakes)

Eight fire departments rushed to extinguish a fire in Manorhaven Saturday night, with two of the occupants suffering minor burns.

Port Washington Fire Chief Matthew Kerin said the department was notified of a fire on Saturday morning at Manorhaven’s Linwood Road North around 7:30 p.m.

Kerin said ex-Chief Geoffrey Cole was the first at the scene and observed the two-story house “fully involved with fire.” The residents had already evacuated the home.

Two of the individuals who evacuated received minor burns and were transported to Nassau University Medical Center for treatment. He said the homeowner was also treated at the scene and transported to St. Francis Hospital but did not say the nature of his potential injuries.

Due to the intensity of the fire and its quick spread, Kerin said firefighters were limited from entering the house and had to fight the blaze from outside. The fire resulted in the entire home being consumed in fire, and later, the second floor collapsed.

Kerin said seven local fire departments aided the Port Washington Fire Department in extinguishing the fire, and three fire departments assisted in making calls around the town amid the emergency.

The departments that responded were the Great Neck Vigilant Fire Company, Roslyn Highlands Volunteer Fire Company, Roslyn Rescue, Plandome Fire Department, Williston Park Fire Department, Glenwood H&L, E&H, Co.,Inc, City of Glen Cove EMS, Mineola Volunteer Ambulance Corp, Nassau County Police Emergency Ambulance Bureau, Nassau County Police Department, Nassau County Fire Communications-FIRECOM, Nassau County Fire Marshal’s Office and the Nassau County Police Arson Bomb Squad.

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