Abandoned Bungalow Fire Sends Firefighters To Hospital
Afire in an abandoned 100-year-old Edgemere bungalow drew several east end fire units last week, with at least nine of them suffering minor injures and smoke inhalation that necessitated treatment at a local hospital.
Fire Department officials say that the first call came in to the 911 emergency system at 9:10 a.m. on Friday, February 9 for a fire at 165 Beach 25 Street.
With the antiquated wooded bungalows lined up tight on the street, officials said that there was a real danger of the fire spreading to the oceanfront.
Several units, including Engine 264 and Ladder 121 from Far Rockaway's "Big House," quickly put out the smoky fire, however, keeping it from spreading to adjacent bungalows.
The deteriorating bungalows in that area are among the last remaining bungalows of the thousands that once lined the beachfront from the 1930's to the 1960's, drawing tens of thousands of summer visitors to Rockaway.