The Lawrence-Cedarhurst Fire Department quickly got a fire in a Cedarhurst apartment complex under control on Monday, according to the chief of the department.
A fire call came in at 10:55 a.m. at 202 Washington Ave., said Chief Joseph Sperber. A woman had called in, yelled fire and hung up the phone.
Since the female occupant had her door closed after evacuating, the fire was contained to one apartment, but smoke did fill the building. All the residents of the complex were evacuated while the department worked on the fire. Responders were able to leave the scene after about 25 minutes.
“It was as routine as they get,” Sperber said. “The guys performed very well and had the fire under control rapidly. Everyone went home and was safe.”
The fire was not suspicious and deemed accidental, Sperber said.
All other apartments were habitable after the incident. The Red Cross was notified for the female occupant, who is not able to stay in the apartment.
The Woodmere, Inwood and Hewlett departments also responded to the scene.
LCFD had a busy day, responding to two automatic alarms, a rubbish fire, an aided case and conducting an investigation in addition to this fire.