Explosion in Port Kills One


fireThere has been an explosion at a residential home located on Prospect Avenue across from Louie’s Restuarant in Port Washington.

At approximately 8:30 p.m. on Tuesday, August 5, firefighters were summoned to 10 Prospect Avenue as a garage exploded. The fire spread to another nearby garage.

The call was instantly increased to a five alarm to receive mutual aide from the surrounding areas including Manhasset-Lakeville Fire Department.  The fire has been extinguished with ruins still smoldering.

First responders are at the scene.  One individual has been killed.

More information as it comes available.

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Elizabeth Johnson is former editor of Manhasset Press and Manhasset Press Magazine. Growing up in nearby Garden City and attending New York University, she is well-versed in the locale and knowledgeable about the beat she covers. Her community involvement is extensive and includes the Manhasset SCA, Kiwanis International, Manhasset Chamber of Commerce, St. Mary’s Church, and various civic and local charitable organizations. Curious by nature, her travels, community service, love of the arts as well as local sports give her the inside view to unique content. During her time at Anton, she has received several awards from the New York Press Association and the Press Club of LI, including the coveted "Best Community Newspaper" several years in a row.