2004-06-18 / Community

Raging Fire Destroys Nassau Herald Newspaper Office

Raging Fire Destroys Nassau Herald Newspaper Office


Volunteers from nine towns responded to the mutual aid call. Firefighters took to the roof to vent the fire.Volunteers from nine towns responded to the mutual aid call. Firefighters took to the roof to vent the fire.

A fire that reportedly began in the Lawrence printing plant at the Richner Publications office raged through the building fueled by ink, paper and cleaning fluid on Wednesday, closing a number of major roads in the Nassau County shopping area. The chain is the publisher of the "Rockaway Journal," which has been nascent in recent years but was once a thriving weekly. Pictured, firefighters from the Lawrence-Cedarhurst Volunteer Fire Department fight the fire on the side of the Central Avenue building.


Lawrence-Cedarhurst Assistant Chief Eddie Kohler is also a long-time police officer at the 101 Precinct in Far Rockaway, where he is the auxiliary police coordinator.Lawrence-Cedarhurst Assistant Chief Eddie Kohler is also a long-time police officer at the 101 Precinct in Far Rockaway, where he is the auxiliary police coordinator.

Tired volunteers take a break at the side of the building. Most of the newspaper office and the entire printing plant were reportedly destroyed.Tired volunteers take a break at the side of the building. Most of the newspaper office and the entire printing plant were reportedly destroyed.

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