Point Pleasant, New York Firefighters Battle Afternoon Structure Fire

IRONDEQUOIT, NY - At approximately 12:45 pm on Thursday May 26, 2005, the Point Pleasant Fire Department received a report of smoke coming from a structure on Lake Breeze Park.

Per the automatic mutual aid procedures, an Engine from the Sea Breeze Fire Department was also dispatched to the scene.

While enroute to the scene, Point Pleasant Chief Tom Albert was advised by fire dispatch of multiple calls reporting a working fire. Upon arrival on scene Chief Albert reported a working fire, with heavy smoke and flames from a 1 story garage, with several exposure problems and assumed incident command.

Engine 112 was the first unit on scene, and picked up a hydrant at nearby Culver Road and Lake Breeze Park, and laid into the scene.

Incident Command Chief Albert then requested additional mutual aid from the Ridge - Culver Fire Department, for an engine company for the use of their manpower due to the time of the day. He also requested an ambulance crew from the Irondequoit Volunteer Ambulance for a standby at the scene.

It took approximately 35 firefighters from 3 departments about 30 minutes to bring the fire under control.

The cause of the fire was determined to be smoldering mulch and fertilizer in a flower box on the side of the garage. The intense heat from the fire damaged 3 neighboring homes.

There were no injuries reported, and the garage was declared a total loss, and was torn down.

Assisting the Point Pleasant Fire Department at the scene were firefighters from Sea Breeze Fire Department, Ridge - Culver Fire Department, the Monroe County Fire Bureau, the Town of Irondequoit Fire Marshal' s Office, Irondequoit Volunteer Ambulance, and the Irondequoit Police Department.