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Mastic Handles Early Morning Working Fire

By BRADLEY FOWLER, Correspondent | February 12, 2022 | NEW YORK

Story No. 021522104

On Saturday February 12th 2022 at 7:02am the Mastic Fire Department Chemical Company #1, Mastic Volunteer Ambulance Company, Suffolk County Police Department we’re dispatched for a reported residential structure fire at 929 Mastic Road between Somerset Avenue and Shinnecock Avenue. Mastic Fire Department Chemical Company #1 Chief of Department Rudy Sunderman (5-12-30) was the first unit to arrive on scene and heavy thick black smoke was seen coming from the roof, windows, and doors of the house. Mastic Fire Department Chemical Company #1 Chief of Department Rudy Sunderman (5-12-30) then transmitted a working structure fire. Apon a walk around he found an active fire in the rear of the home and active fire in the attic of the home. Mutual aid was provided by Mastic Beach Fire Department for an engine to the scene, Center Moriches Fire Department for a Rapid Intervention Team to the scene, Yaphank Fire Department for an engine to stand by at Mastic Fire Department Chemical Company #1 Headquarters, and Shirley Community Volunteer Ambulance for Rehab. Mastic Fire Department Chemical Company #1 Engine 1 (5-12-1) arrived on scene and quickly got to work by making an aggressive interior attack on the fire. The crew of Mastic Fire Department Chemical Company #1 Engine 1 (5-12-1) had all visible fire knocked down within a few minutes. Mastic Fire Department Chemical Company #1 Engine 1 (5-12-1) was then quickly followed by Mastic Fire Department Chemical Company #1 Engine 4 (5-12-4), Mastic Fire Department Chemical Company #1 Engine 3 (5-12-3). The homeowner did make it out of the home and told Mastic Fire Department Chemical Company #1 Chief of Department Rudy Sunderman (5-12-30) that their dog and 2 cats were still inside the home. The homeowner was then treated by ems and released on scene. Once firefighters started to make an interior push they were able to rescue a dog from inside the home. Crews spent extensive time doing an overhaul to make sure there were no rekindles. Once the scene wrapped up it was turned over to the Town of Brookhaven Fire Marshal's Office and Suffolk County Police Department Arson Section for an investigation. At this time it is unclear how the fire started.

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