Fire Injures Two As Neponsit Home Burns
A quick-moving fire destroyed the second floor of a private, one-family home in Neponsit on Monday night, injuring one of the inhabitants as well one firefighter.
According to the New York City Fire Department, a call came into the 911 system at 8:11 p.m. on Monday, October 6, reporting a fire on the second floor of 169 Beach 145 Street in Neponsit.
When firefighters from Engine 329, Engine 268 and Ladder 137 arrived on the scene at 8:18 p.m., the second floor of the home was already fully involved in fire and a call went out for more units to respond.
All in all, twelve fire units responded to the "all hands" call, bringing more than sixty firefighters to the scene.
Fire units were brought in from Brooklyn to man the Rockaway firehouses while they were fighting the Neponsit fire.
A number of specialized fire units, including Tower Ladder 153 and Rescue 4, were called in by 47 Battalion as well.
While the engine companies brought hoses to the fire and concentrated on putting it out, the ladder companies vented the building and searched the second floor to make sure nobody was trapped in the fire.
The fire was declared under control at 8:43 p.m.
One of the residents, who remains unidentified at press time, was injured, suffering burns and smoke inhalation, according to fire department sources, and was transported by EMS to a local hospital, treated and released.
The two-story home is owned by Dominick and Louise Scida.
In addition to the unidentified civilian, one firefighter suffered minor injuries and smoke inhalation.