K2M Photography.Editor's Note: The following story, photos and video was done by Kevin Mad of
Emergency responders responded to fire in the ceiling of the Lynbrook Diner Monday night.
Lynbrook Police were among the first on scene and advised incoming fire department units they had a confirmed smoke condition inside the building. As per the chief, first due Lynbrook Engine 421 was advised to pick up a hydrant upon their arrival and stretch a line to the door.
This line would become one of two stretched during the operation. Firefighters were faced with a fire concentrated in the ductwork, visible from the exterior, but not seen by those inside until members of Lynbrook Truck began to open up. Not long into the operation, Lynbrook command transmitted the signal ten (working fire).
With the transmission of the working fire, East Rockaway was notified to respond at the FAST team. However, Ladder 403 was out of service at the time and replaced by Heavy Rescue 407. Also on scene was Rockville Centre Ladder 447.
With two lines in operation, firefighters were able to make a quick knockdown of the fire. Standing by for Lynbrook during the operation was an engine and ambulance from Rockville Centre along with a ladder from Malverne.
All fire department units were under the command of Lynbrook Chief Edward Hynes. The cause of the fire at the twenty-four hour diner remained under investigation.
Alice M. Johnson posted two pictures to the Patch boards that she took from Coachlight Square Condos, about 500 feet from the scene.
You can check out a video and photos from the fire by clicking above.