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Multiple fire departments swiftly quell blaze at under-construction home on Garland Lane


A house under construction on Garland Lane caught fire on July 2 at around 11 p.m., prompting a swift response from the Valley Stream Fire Department and mutual aid from surrounding communities.

Firefighters spotted flames venting from the first floor of the house at the end of the cul-de-sac. First Assistant Chief Kyle O’Brien was first to arrive at the scene and promptly called for backup as the blaze tore its way to the second floor. 

Engine 344 and Tower Ladder 345 were the first to arrive with all operations under the command of First Assistant Chief Michael Colucci. Together, fire crews quickly knocked down the flames.

One firefighter reportedly sustained a neck injury during the operation and was taken to a nearby hospital and has since been released. Crews remained on the scene for a total of two hours to ensure the fire was fully extinguished and manage any potential hotspots.

The cause of the fire is currently under investigation by the Nassau County Fire Marshal’s Office.