The Copiague Fire Department was alerted for a house fire on Surf Road with people possibly trapped. First to respond was Second Assistant Chief Broyles who was already out on another alarm. Third Assistant Chief McInerney was the next to respond. Broyles and McInerney arrived to fire showing from nearly the entire second floor of the two-story home. Everyone exited, but one person suffered burns to the hands and upper body. First Assistant Chief Miller arrived and took command. Engine crews stretched and operated three lines to extinguish the fire and bring it under control in about an hour. The crews from 1-3-4 and Amityville Ladder 1-1-5 laddered, searched and vented the house, bringing out two dogs that had been trapped, one suffered unknown injuries the other was uninjured. Two firefighters suffered minor injuries. The occupant who was burned was transported to Nassau University Medical Center by ambulance. The injured dog was taken to a local animal hospital. Mutual aid to the scene was provided by Amityville, North Lindenhurst and Lindenhurst.
– Fire News photos by Paul Mazza