The Arson Bomb Squad is investigating a building fire that occurred in West Hempstead on Sunday, May 17, 2020 at 5:20 am.
According to detectives, Fifth Precinct police responded to the Country Arts Florist located at 535 Hempstead Turnpike for a fire. Upon arrival, Fifth Precinct police observed flames in the rear of the building. The West Hempstead Fire Department responded to extinguish the flames with the assistance of the Elmont, Uniondale, Garden City Park, Garden City, Floral Park, Malverne, Lakeview, and New Hyde Park Fire Departments. The fire caused extensive damage to the building and to two parked business vans on the Munson Ave side of the building. There were 125 fire personnel and 15 fire apparatus on scene. The building and the vehicles were unoccupied. There were no injuries reported. The Nassau County Fire Marshal also responded to investigate. The fire investigation is ongoing.
Details by: Det. Marciano / ABS 05/17/20/1610/8348