Story courtesy of the Meadowmere Park Fire Department. Some details have been added.
Just before midnight on Friday, the Meadowmere Park Fire Department was alerted to a house fire on North Avenue in Meadowmere. Once on scene, firefighters discovered a working fire on the second floor of the residence.
Meadowmere Park firefighters made an aggressive interior attack and began to search the home. It was discovered that the residents were not home at the time, and two family dogs were removed safely.
The home belongs to Meadowmere Park Fire Department Chief Joe Bouderau.
"Chief Bouderau and his family lost everything and need our help," says a flyer that has been sent out to members of the community. See the document attached to this article to see the items the family needs most. Monetary donations "are needed most of all."
Mutual Aid assistance soon arrived to help battle the blaze. Fire companies from Inwood, Lawrence-Cedarhurst and Hewlett were called in. The Woodmere Fire Department provided an ambulance on scene as well.
The fire was brought under control quickly and no injuries were reported. All operations were under the command of Chief Dennis Mills of the Meadowmere Park Fire Department.