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Multiple Crews Make Quick Work of Mastic House Fire

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

MASTIC, NY - On February 12th at approximately 7:02 A.M., the Mastic FD and Mastic Ambulance Co. were toned out for a reported residential structure fire in the 900th block of Mastic Road. Chief Rudy Sunderman (5-12-30) was first on scene and met with heavy smoke showing from a one-story residence. He radioed back to fire-com for a reactivation on a working fire.

First due Mastic Engine 1 (5-12-1) arrived on scene, quickly hit the hydrant, pulled one hand line and went to work. They were soon joined by crews from Engines 5-12-4, 5-12-3, and Engine 5-13-3 from Mastic Beach FD. According to fire officials, all occupants had made it safely out of the home, and the family dog was rescued on firefighters' arrival.

Crews made entry into the home and located the fire toward the rear and in the attic. An aggressive attack was made to quickly knock down the fire. Approximately three dozen firefighters were on scene to battle the fire. Mutual aid was provided by Mastic Beach for one engine, Center Moriches for RIT, and Yaphank to stand by at Mastic’s HQ.

Mastic and Shirley Ambulance Companies responded to the scene and provided support and rehab. A Fire Marshal was also requested to the scene. At this time the cause of the fire has not been disclosed.

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JOHN WALTHERSSenior Correspondent

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