PWFD Knocks Down Fire On Port Washington Blvd.

Manhasset-Lakeville also on the scene.

Rescuers were on the scene responding to reports of a working structure fire at 666 Port Washington Blvd., the home of the popular Thursday morning.

By 10 a.m., firefighters were seen on the roof to ventilate the building. The fire appeared to be knocked down.

"We believe the fire was electrical" and may have started in the ceiling, said Geoffrey P. Cole. 

Two firefighters were slightly injured, but did not require hospitalization, Cole said. 

A Long Island Power Authority emergency vehicle was also on the scene. Traffic on Port Washington Blvd. was backed up in both directions, particularly for vehicles heading north.

The case has been turned over for further investigation to the Nassau County Fire Marshal, Building Department, Nassau County Health Department, and the New York State Department of Agriculture, Cole said. 

Katie Fogarty July 12, 2012 at 08:00 PM
So sorry to hear this news! We love Hinck's and hope it will be back!
R Miller July 13, 2012 at 10:15 AM
Well here is to Hinck's being able to open soon. Good people there
Joanne Depuy July 13, 2012 at 02:34 PM
thank god no one was seriosly hurt
john lewis July 13, 2012 at 04:00 PM
They will only be closed for a week or so....walter and kathy have done alot for this community from sponsoring little league teams to donating to the churches....and when walter sponsored a team he didnt just write check and forget it....he would show up with cases of iced teas for the players...when they re open show them support and patronize Hincks....they r whats good about POrt Washington
Robert J. Pape, Jr. July 13, 2012 at 04:41 PM
John: You speak for a great many people who agree that Kathy and Walter Hinck are the very fabric of Port Washington They have always been there for others in need without question. This is a terrible event to happen to them and we all wish them well and assure them that they are in our thoughts and prayers. We all hope that Hinck's Deli opens soon. Once opened, you are quite correct, Kathy and Walter continue to derserve our loyal support. Thank you.


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