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Early video: Long Island firehouse burns on Christmas Day

Two pumpers, ladder truck & ambulance destroyed at North Massapequa FD HQ

Kevin Sheehan & Yaron Steinbuch, New York Post:

Much of a Long Island firehouse was destroyed after going up in flames Christmas morning, leaving the chief in tears as he described the loss of two pumpers, a ladder truck, an ambulance and the volunteer department’s firefighting equipment.

A passing state trooper noticed the blaze at the unoccupied North Massapequa fire headquarters at 1000 N. Broadway just after 6 a.m. and called it in, Fire Chief Joe Pascale said.

“The first arrival was myself and my first lieutenant. Smoke was coming from the truck room,” Pascale said.

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Earlier this morning firefighters operated on the scene of a working fire at North Massapequa fire headquarters. The fire ravaged the department’s tower ladder designated Ladder 661 [an early 2000s ALF] and damaged the two engines and ambulance that were housed on site as well; however, the fate of those apparatus is unknown at this time. There was extension to the building; although, firefighters quickly knocked down the main body of fire and kept it to contained to the apparatus area. The cause of the fire is under investigation and there were no reported injuries. @k2mphoto Additional photos from the scene can be found on the link below: https://www.k2mphotography.com/Firefighting/North-Massapequa-Fire-Departme/North-Broadway-12-25-19/

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