The Deer Park Fire Department was called to a house fire on Haight Street. Safety Officer Macaluso was first to arrive and notified Chief of Department Incandela of the working fire. Chief Incandela arrived to a two-story house fully involved. Engine 1-4-7 picked up the hydrant across the street and stretched multiple handlines. Quint 1-4-14 was followed by Ladder 1-4-10, both set up in front of the house for a master stream operation. Engine 1-4-11 picked up a second hydrant and supplied 1-4-10, while 1-4-7 supplied 1-4-14. As the crews with handlines were approaching the house, there was a collapse of the 1-4 corner. An exterior attack was used to knock down the fire before the handlines could go in and extinguish remaining pockets of fire. The fire was brought under control in about an hour. An elderly couple and home healthcare aide were in the house at the time of the fire. The aide was able to remove the couple prior to the fire departments’ arrival, suffered an ankle injury in the process, and was taken to Good Samaritan Hospital. Dix Hills responded as RIT and Wyandanch stood by at Deer Park.
– Fire News photos by Paul Mazza and BTFirePhoto