Firefighters early Tuesday evacuated several people, including an infant, from a three-story Cedarhurst home that had caught on fire.
At 1:15 a.m., the Lawrence-Cedarhurst Fire Department was alerted to a house fire at 307 Madison Ave., according to fire officials. LCFD and Nassau Police officers arrived at the scene within a minute of the call.
Firefighters located a fire in the basement of the home. As crews searched the upper floors, firefighters stretched a hoseline into the basement. The fire was quickly contained, and the Nassau County Fire Marshal was called in to determine the cause.
The occupants of the home were assisted by the Red Cross. No injuries were reported.
Thirty LCFD firefighters on five trucks were on the scene under the command of Chief John McHugh. Additional resources arrived from the Inwood, Woodmere, Hewlett and Meadowmere Park fire departments. All units were back in service in one hour.