Late on March 2, 2017 the Mineola Fire Department was dispatched to K’s Auto Repair on Willis Avenue off 2nd Street. When units arrived on scene they were met with heavy fire in a single-story commercial building as well as in a box truck parked alongside the building. Among those called to assist were New Hyde Park, Garden City Park, Garden City, Mineola VAC, Williston Park, and East Williston. The operation lasted well into the early morning as firefighters had to deal with over a dozen cars in the building, paired with various fuels. Tower ladders and handlines were placed on all sides of the fire building to protect the exposures and get a hold on the tremendous fire load.

-Fire News photos by, Paul Mazza and John Ippolito, Jr.