Fire damages Cedarhurst apartment

Mother and child escape unharmed


After awakening from an afternoon nap, a woman saw her apartment on fire on Nov. 14, and left the residence with one of her children, according to officials from the Lawrence-Cedarhurst Fire Department.

At 2:16 p.m. a call came in regarding the fire at the two-story house at 362 Pearsall Ave. in Cedarhurst .

Smoke and fire damaged the second-floor apartment, and there is water damage to the first-floor of the home, fire officials said.

An investigation is to be conducted by the Fire Marshal, but the fire wasn’t considered suspicious, according to the LCFD, who added the fire wasn’t storm-related as this portion of Cedarhurst had its power restored a few days prior to the blaze.

No injuries were reported.

The family, which also includes a husband and four other children, have the Red Cross assisting them with temporary living arrangements.

Approximately 50 firefighters from the LCFD, Hewlett, Inwood and Woodmere fire departments responded to the scene. The Meadowmere Park Fire Department was on standby to respond to other calls.