Fire Prevention & Protection

Firefighters from Multiple Departments Confront Wind-Driven Hempstead (NY) House Fire

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A raging, wind-driven fire challenged firefighters in the village of Hempstead on Long Island, New York.

The fire occurred Wednesday, April 3, 2019, in a private dwelling on Linden Avenue just after 8:00 p.m.

Arriving units encountered heavy fire conditions, which quickly spread to the house next door by a fierce, driving wind.

Multiple handlines were stretched in an effort to prevent the fire from spreading even further. Large burning embers could be seen traveling throughout the neighborhood.

Multiple alarms were sounded and companies from 11 departments operated at the scene.

There were no reports of serious injuries.



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