Oyster Bay Fire Department responds to Complex Fire

On Friday June 1st at approximately 5:59am the Oyster Bay Fire Companies were alerted for a report of a building fire at 3 Anchorage Lane Apt. 3b. The first Chief to arrive on the scene was Oyster Bay Fire Department 1st Assistant Chief Vincent Bellissimo, closely followed by Oyster Bay Fire Department Chief Frank Mantegari III who was the Incident Commander. Upon their arrival they had heavy smoke on the second floor and smoke coming from the cockloft area (which is the area between the ceiling and the roof).

A signal 10 (working fire) was immediately transmitted, and mutual aid was requested from East Norwich Fire Co, for 1 engine to the scene, and 1 engine to stand by at the Oyster Bay Fire Dept. HQ, Locust Valley for 1 Tower Ladder to the scene, Syosset Fire Department for 1 Tower Ladder to the scene, and the Jericho Fire Department for 1 ambulance to stand by at the Oyster Bay Fire Dept. HQ on South Street.

Shortly after arriving, the Chiefs received a report that an elderly couple was still in their apartment. 1st asst. Chief Bellissimo and a NCPD officer assisted her down the stairs and handed her over to EMS, they were both transported to NSUH @ Glen Cove by Oyster Bay Fire Department Ambulance 5516 with minor injuries.

The first fire unit to arrive on scene was Oyster Bay Fire Department Tower Ladder 554. They were ordered to check the roof for extension into the cockloft, and to the adjourning apartments for extension of the fire. Atlantic Steamer Ladder 551 arrived second and stretched an attack line into apartment 3B where they encountered heavy smoke and fire. Oyster Bay Fire Department Engine 558 arrived shortly after and also stretched attack lines into the building.

The fire was extinguished at approximately 8am, and units remained on the scene until the Nassau County Fire Marshals office, and the Town of Oyster Bay Buildings Department arrived. The cause of the fire is still under investigation.