Busy morning yesterday for Five Towns fire departments


It was a busy morning yesterday for fire departments in the Five Towns as six separate incidents occurred within four hours in Cedarhurst, Lawrence and Woodmere.

No injuries were reported at a house fire at 909 Central Avenue in Woodmere at 10:37 p.m. A mattress caught fire on the second floor of the home. Woodmere firefighters with assistance from Lawrence-Cedarhurst Fire Department quickly extinguished the blaze and there were no injuries.

At 8:28 a.m., the Lawrence-Cedarhurst Fire Department responded to an alarm for possible elevated levels of carbon monoxide. The home was deemed safe after firefighters inspected the home with special air monitoring equipment.

A head on collision occurred in front of 216 Rockaway Turnpike at 11:52 p.m. near Pearsall Avenue in Cedarhurst. One of the vehicles involved hit the building, which is a liquor store, causing minor structural damage. Only minor injuries were reported.

In Lawrence, a car at the intersection of Central Avenue and Washington Avenue struck a pedestrian at 12:09 p.m. who was then transported to South Nassau Hospital in Oceanside and suffered non-life threatening injuries.

A person experiencing difficulty breathing required an ambulance at 12:10 p.m. at 141 Washington Avenue in Cedarhurst and was transported to South Nassau Hospital in Oceanside for further treatment.

An additional request for an ambulance came in at 12:32 p.m. for an incoherent male at the Lawrence Yacht & Country Club at 101 Causeway. The individual required medical attention and was then transported to South Nassau Hospital in Oceanside.