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Mastic Firefighters Battle House Fire During Snowstorm

By JOHN WALTHERS, Senior Correspondent | February 24, 2021 | NEW YORK

Story No. 022421106

Shirley, NY- On Friday, February 19th at about 5:55 P.M., the Mastic FD was activated for a reported house fire on Grand Ave., off McGraw Street. Chief of the Department Rudy Sunderman was the first officer from the department on scene and reported a chimney fire that was extending to the structure. Sunderman was joined on scene by Assistant Chief Gene Martucci. The chief radioed back to Fire Rescue Dispatch to reactivate for a working fire and start mutual aid to the scene.

On arrival members from the first due engine located the hydrant and began stretching lines to make an attack. They were joined on scene by crews from Brookhaven and Ridge Fire Departments. Members braved the frigid cold temps and snow and made a quick attack, preventing the fire from consuming the home. A quite a bit of overhaul was needed at the scene.

The occupants of the home were not injured. Mastic Ambulance was on scene for support. Upon completion of the assignment the scene was turned over to the Brookhaven Town Fire Marshal's Office.

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