Malverne firefighters helped battle a blaze that destroyed a Valley Stream home Friday night. The fire broke out shortly after 6 p.m. in the second floor of a home on W. Melrose Street. While Valley Stream firefighters rushed to the home, nine members of the Malverne Volunteer Fire Department reported to the V.S. firehouse on Rockaway Parkway with their tower ladder. They remained there on standby for a short time before they were called in to provide assistance at the scene.
Working with firefighters from Valley Stream and Elmont, Malverne helped extinguish the blaze, which had engulfed most of the second floor and the attic of the home. There were no injuries reported, but the home was deemed uninhabitable after the smoke had cleared. The Nassau County Fire Marshal is investigating the cause.
"The fire was knocked down quickly," Malverne Fire Chief Daniel Morgan told Patch. Still, the volunteers spent two hours at the scene, checking the home and performing overhaul.