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Lawrence-Cedarhurst Firefighters Battle Blaze at Auerbach Home

First responders also transported a burn victim to the hospital on Wednesday.

This article was submitted to Patch by the Lawrence-Cedarhurst Fire Department

A fire broke out at 9:30 a.m. Thursday in a Lawrence home on Auerbach Lane.

The occupants of the home evacuated as fire crews from Lawrence-Cedarhurst Fire Department arrived. Upon volunteers’ arrival, fire was showing from the rear of the home. Firefighters began attacking the fire on the first floor and located fire in the walls and below the floorboards.

Firefighters battled the blaze for about an hour.  Being that the fire was located between floors, it was an arduous task exposing it to extinguish. The first floor and basement had significant damage and the second floor suffered water damage.

All operations were directed by John McHugh, who took over as chief of LCFD on Jan. 1.

Additional crews from the Inwood, Woodmere, Hewlett and Valley Stream fire departments were called in on a second alarm.

No injuries were reported. The Nassau County Fire Marshal will conduct a routine investigation.

Lawrence Man Airlifted with Serious Burns

An elderly Lawrence man was seriously burned on Wednesday morning at the apartments at 360 Central Ave.

Fire Rescue crews from LCFD were already on the road at another call. Once alerted to the burn victim, an ambulance and engine company was assigned. Medics from LCFD determined that the victim should be airlifted to NUMC Burn Center.

Additional fire units and Fourth Precinct units secured a landing site at Cedarhurst Park.  The 90-year-old man was transported to the landing site by LCFD ambulance and transferred into the helicopter. 

Nassau County police were investigating the mechanism of the injury at the apartment building. The victim was listed in critical condition as of last night.

Tom Cohen January 03, 2013 at 10:09 PM
Twice more, hats off to LCFD for their heroic efforts. Lets all give thanks to these dedicated volunteers for all they do in our community!
Carmela Soprano January 03, 2013 at 11:55 PM
Two calls in Lawrence? Wow! The village of Lawrence has no fire protection contract in place. Tell MAYOR OLINER to sign the contract already! What's holding him up?

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