Firefighters battle Atlantic Beach blaze

House partially collapses in early morning fire


The Long Beach Fire Department responded to a house fire in West Atlantic Beach early this morning.

At 3:54 a.m., LBFD received a call for a house fire on the corner of Pacific Boulevard and Coronado Street in West Atlantic Beach, Chief Rich Corbett said. The Lawrence-Cedarhurst Fire Department Chief was first on the scene, and transmitted a working fire at 4 a.m. When firefighters arrived, the house was "fully involved," with fire coming out of every window.

Corbett said that they determined that the fire started on the first floor, and spread to the second. After firefighters arrived, the living room collapsed partially into the home’s crawl space, hindering the operations, as firefighters were forced to fight the blaze only from outside. The fire was under control within 40 minutes, and all units were off the scene within two hours, Corbett said.

Nobody was in the home at the time, and no injuries were reported. Corbett said the house was a summer residence, and was undergoing renovations due to a major pipe break that occurred over the winter.

Mutual aid assistance was requested from the Lawrence-Cedahurst, Point Lookout-Lido, Inwood, Island Park and Oceanside Fire Departments, as well as Atlantic Beach Rescue. The assisting departments also covered the Long Beach fire district, in case of any additional alarms. The cause of the fire is under investigation by the Nassau County Fire Marshal’s office