Editor's Note: This article was written by Paul Krussmann.
On Wednesday afternoon, the East Meadow Fire Department was called regarding smoke coming from 129 Beverly Pl. in Levittown.
When the first chief (6100) arrived on scene he reported the signal 10 (working fire) for heavy fire in the attic of a two-story private dwelling. He had the first due engine (614) pick up the hydrant, which was in front of the house and had them stretch a line to the front door.
As the first line was going into place, ladder 619 started their searches and reported that they had a kitchen fire which had extended into the attic of the house. Command requested Levittown for the fast team, which they were quickly put to work and Westbury became the new fast team.
Mutual aid was called; Wantagh for a bus and North Merrick for an engine. The first due line made an aggressive attack and knocked down the fire within 15 minutes of being called. East Meadow chief 6100 requested the fire marshal to the scene. All units were back in service within two hours.