The Hempstead Fire Department along with mutual aid companies operated on the scene of a fire on West Columbia Street in a seven-story multiple-dwelling located between Washington Avenue and Morrell Street. Firefighters used the building’s standpipe system and put one handline into operation for a fire in a top-floor apartment. The fire was quickly knocked down and contained to that unit. One civilian was treated for smoke inhalation. All fire department units were under the command of Hempstead Chief of Department Sandas.

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