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Mastic Firefighters Handle Small Brush Fire

By JOHN WALTHERS, Senior Correspondent | January 30, 2021 | NEW YORK

Story No. 013121109

Shirley, NY - On Saturday, January 30th at about 11:40 A.M., the Mastic FD was alerted to a report of smoke in the area of Dawn Drive. Additional details came in to County advising of a brush fire at that location, and a general alarm was activated by Fire-Com.

Chiefs Rudy Sunderman [5-12-30] and Gene Martucci [5-12-31] quickly responded, as did Lieutenant Rudy Sunderman [5-12-70]. On arrival they found a small fire just off the roadway on Dawn Dr., between Grand Ave. and Pinelawn Rd. The department's mini pumper 5-12-5 responded out of the substation and Engine 5-12-3 responded in from headquarters to the scene.

On arrival the crew from Unit 5 immediately stretched a line and began to hit the flames as well as the surrounding brush. Engine 5-12-3 sent their crew up with a booster line and assisted 5’s crew.

The fire was quickly knocked down and further spread to the woods was prevented. Crews were placed back in to service a short time later.

This article is a direct street report from our correspondent and has not been edited by the 1st Responder newsroom.