The North Amityville Fire Company was called to a house fire on North Somerset Road. Chief of Department Riordan, along with Assistant Chiefs Nelson, McFadde, and Henry, responded and were given information by Suffolk Police that the house was fully involved. Chief Riordan requested mutual aid. Due to the volume off fire and exposure issues on the 2 and 4 sides, additional mutual aid was requested. Engine 1-7-1 along with mutual aid crews stretched five handlines with four going into operation, from 1-7-1, Copiague Engine 1-3-5 and East Farmingdale Engine 1-5-2. Two lines were brought into the house, while one line was used to cool a 100-pound propane tank next to the house. With conditions deteriorating inside, members were pulled and the master stream from 1-7-1 and Massapequa Ladder 636 were used to knock down fire on the second floor and attic before lines went back in. It took about two hours to bring the fire under control. Mutual aid to the scene was also provided by Amityville, Massapequa, Lindenhurst, North Lindenhurst, East Farmingdale, West Babylon, Deer Park, North Babylon and Bethpage; Wyandanch-Wheatley Heights Ambulance Corp also responded to assist in rehab. Units from Farmingdale and South Farmingdale stood by. This location was the scene of a fatal shooting just a day before the fire, and both incidents are under

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