Dishwasher fire extinguished


Lynbrook firefighters, under the command of Chief Chris Kelly, responded to an electrical fire on Saturday, February 25, 2023 at 8:33 a.m.

This fire was at 77 Christabel St. in Lynbrook. After the arrival of Chief Kelly and his Assistant Chiefs, Vulcan Company and Truck Company arrived on the scene. The chiefs entered the smoke filled home and determined that the fire was in the dishwasher with fire threatening extension to nearby cabinets. 

While Vulcan hooked up to a hydrant and began to stretch a hose line to the front door, Truck Company members entered the home with two water extinguishers.  They were able to extinguish the fire with the two cans and the hose line was not needed. At the same time, the other fire companies and the Emergency Medical Company arrived on the scene. 

The fire was contained to the dishwasher, which firefighters carried out of the home. Exhaust fans were brought into the home to clear the home of smoke.  Damage was minimal.  The Medical Company evaluated one person from the home. Firefighters were at the scene until 9:10 a.m.

–Steve Grogan