Shortly after power was restored to a home in Lynbrook Thursday night, a fire broke out in the second-floor bedroom.
Flames could been scene coming from a second-floor window of the home, which is located on the corner of Trafalgar Street and Bixley Heath, around 6 p.m. on Nov. 1. The Lynbrook Volunteer Fire Department's Tally Ho company was on the scene first. They were able to contain the fire to a couch in the second-floor bedroom and knocked it out within minutes.
No one was inside the house except for the family's dog, a Golden Retriever, which two firefighters found hiding underneath a bed and carried out of the home.
The Nassau County Fire Marshal was called into to investigate the cause of the fire, which has yet to be released. It's possible that it could have been electrical though considering that the home, which lost power when Hurricane Sandy hit the area, had just had its electricity restored.
Although the Lynbrook Volunteer Fire Department has been working around the clock since Monday afternoon, responding to calls related to Hurricane Sandy and the aftermath, this was the first house fire in the wake of the storm.