Multiple Crews Make Quick Work of Mastic House Fire
By JOHN WALTHERS, Senior Correspondent | February 12, 2022 | NEW YORK
Story No. 021622109
Photo by John Walthers- Suffolk Fire PhotosFirefighters operate at a working house fire in Mastic, February 12th.
Photo by John Walthers- Suffolk Fire PhotosMastic Firefighters with assistance from mutual aid departments operated at a house fire on Mastic Rd.
Photo by John Walthers- Suffolk Fire PhotosAbout 40 Firefighters operated at this house fire in Mastic Recently
Photo by John Walthers- Suffolk Fire PhotosFirefighters operate at the scene of a house fire in Mastic
Photo by John Walthers- Suffolk Fire PhotosMastic Ambulance on scene.
Photo by John Walthers- Suffolk Fire PhotosA police officer with the dog.
Photo by John Walthers- Suffolk Fire PhotosRIT Team from Center Moriches FD Arrives on scene in Mastic.
Photo by John Walthers- Suffolk Fire PhotosFirefighters exit the home after a house fire in Mastic.
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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