So far, it appears that Lou Minutoli at FirstOnScenePhotos has the earliest video posted from the fire (above and immediately below). Make sure you listen to the water supply officer neighbor in the one above.
About 30 people were treated at hospitals for smoke inhalation after a fire erupted at a Long Island apartment building.
Newsday says firefighters used high-rise ladder buckets to rescue residents who screamed for help through their open windows.
Two firefighters were treated for heat exhaustion. More than 300 firefighters from 30 volunteer departments were at the scene.
The fire was reported just after 6 p.m. at 590 Fulton Ave.
Chief George Sandas, a spokesman for the Hempstead Fire Department explained the difficulty that responders faced in dealing with the blaze.
“The thing that hampered us was that it auto exposed where it comes out a window, second floor goes to third floor, went to the fourth floor, so at one time we had four floors of actual fire,” he said.
The fire began inside a single apartment unit on the second floor of a seven-story building. The blaze quickly spread throughout the floor and then to multiple floors of the building, according to fire officials.
Neighbors witnessing the fire said several firefighters were on ladders helping people stranded in the upper floors of the building. Flames could be seen from the street level and thick, black smoke rose toward the sky.
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Also on STATter911 …
- Raw video: More from multi-alarm apartment fire in Hempstead, New York. – June 19, 2012
- Pre-arrival video: Some green line action at Uniondale, New York house fire. – June 7, 2012
- Early video: Man brought down from roof of burning Portland, Maine apartment building. Two others hurt, including woman rescued by a neighbor. – February 21, 2012
- Early video: Apartments under construction burning in East Garden City, New York. – April 13, 2012
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