Valley Stream, NY - April 2, 2014 - The Fourth Precinct reports the details of a fire that occurred in Valley Stream on Wednesday, April 02, 2014 at 6:20 am.
According to police, a female resident of a two family house located at 153 North Central Avenue smelled smoke and called 911. Upon Fourth Precinct Police arrival, the house was observed fully engulfed in flames. The Valley Stream Fire Department responded with 20 pieces of apparatus and 100 firefighters with the assistance of the Elmont, Malverne, Inwood, Lawrence, Cedarhurst, and Rockville Centre Fire Departments to extinguish the fire. The Nassau County Fire Marshall was also at scene. It was determined that the fire was not suspicious. A Rockville Centre firefighter collapsed from smoke inhalation and was transported and treated at a nearby hospital. A Valley Stream Firefighter who also suffered smoke inhalation was treated and released at the scene. The American Red Cross responded to assist the two families displaced by the fire.