Firefighters Respond to Brush Fire in Shirley
By CONNOR JACOBS, Correspondent | April 08, 2021 | NEW YORK
Story No. 040921116
Photo by connor jacobsFirefighters putting water on the fire.
SHIRLEY, NY - At approximately 3:31 P.M. on Thursday, April 8th, the Brookhaven FD was toned out for a reported brush fire on Mastic Bvld. West and Plymouth Place.
2nd Assistant Chief Giuseppe Loiacono quickly arrived on scene and found a large area of brush on fire. The first engine on the road was Engine 9 (5-3-9), which was given orders to arrive on scene and hit the hydrant for water supply and to stretch two-and-three-quarter inch lines.
Firefighters quickly went to work by putting water on the fire and getting access to the fire behind the fence, where they found that a boat, jet ski, and a shed were also on fire. Second-due Engine 8 (5-3-8) was requested to arrive on scene and help the crew from Engine 9 with getting the fire out.
While operating, crews found that the boat had at least 20-gallons of fuel in its tanks and Assistant Chief Giuseppe Loiacono requested that Engine 9's chauffeur flow foam and stretch a booster line to hit the hot spots. Mastic FD Engine 2 (5-12-2) was also requested to the scene and on arrival was ordered by Brookhaven command to bring hooks and shovels up to the scene and help with hot spots.
The Brookhaven Town Fire Marshal was requested to the scene to determine the cause of the fire. All units were back in quarters within two-and-a-half hours of being toned out.
This article is a direct street report from our correspondent and has not been edited by the 1st Responder newsroom.