The Freeport Fire Department was dispatched to a reported building fire at Duryea’s Flower Shop on Guy Lombardo Avenue. First Assistant Chief Sotira and 2nd Assistant Chief Donnelly were immediately on the road with Chief Sotira quickly arriving on scene and transmitting the working fire for heavy fire showing from the front of the building. The fire was quickly upgraded to a second alarm due to exposure problems. Engine 216 was first-due and immediately began to attack the fire. Very early in the operation, crews encountered an explosion in the building, which completely removed the front wall of the store. After a quick regroup, and with the assistance of multiple mutual aid crews, the main body of fire was knocked down. The cause of the fire was under investigation by the Nassau County Fire Marshal’s Office.

– Fire News photos by, Paul Mazza, AJDPhotoG and Bryan Lopez