Hicksville firefighters battled a raging fire in a two-story apartment house on West Cherry Street on Thursday, Dec. 23. The fire, which fire investigators state was arson, destroyed the structure. The alarm was reported via 911 at 9:14 p.m.
The volunteer firefighters of the Syosset Fire Department suited up this weekend, but they replaced their helmets with red stocking caps, their bunker pants with red velvet suits, and added buckles and beards. Instead of hoses and ladders, these fire-fighting Santas carried sacks filled with candy for the children and families of Syosset.