The Arson Bomb Squad is investigating a Fire that occurred in Williston Park on Sunday, December 8, 2019 at 6:00 am.
According to detectives, Third Precinct police responded to a car fire in the rear lot of Bagel Express and the Eye Level Learning Center located at 61 Hillside Avenue. Upon arrival police observed a 2008 Chrysler delivery van belonging to the Bagel Express fully engulfed in flames. The van was parked close to the building. The fire also had spread to both businesses at the same location causing extensive damage. All occupants were evacuated. A power outage occurring at 65 Hillside Avenue caused 16 residents to be displaced. The Williston Park Fire Department with the assistance of the Mineola Fire Department and the Manhasset Lakeville Fire Department responded to extinguish the flames. A Williston Park Fire Fighter suffered a shoulder injury and was transported to a nearby hospital for treatment. There were 15 Fire Apparatus and 100 Firefighter at the scene. The Nassau County Fire Marshall and the Nassau County Arson Bomb Squad also responded to investigate. The investigation is ongoing.
Details by: Det: Thomas/ABS 12/08/19/1425/8348