Firefighters battling a house fire in Old Bethpage called a Mayday for a member who was believed to be missing and was found uninjured on Nov. 10.
Plainview Engine 9511 arrived to find fire showing from sides 1 and 2 and the attic of the 1 1/2-story dwelling. They requested the working fire be transmitted and started to stretch hoselines.
An all-hands was requested by command bringing and an extra engine and truck.
While attempting to extinguish the fire they encountered extreme Colliers Mansion conditions. They weren't able to make a direct hit on the seat of the fire, allowing it to progress on their location.
Command requested an evacuation and during egress, a Mayday was announced for a downed or missing member. Shortly after, the missing member was located, uninjured.
With mutual aid units from Bethpage, Farmingdale, Hicksville and South Farmingdale at the scene or on the way, command regrouped the companies to resume an interior attack.
The fire was extinguished soon after.
Close to a dozen units responded to the scene.
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