Mastic Beach Afternoon Brush Fire
By BRADLEY FOWLER, Correspondent | April 11, 2020 | NEW YORK
Story No. 041220100
Photo by Bradley Fowler Flames from the brush fire on Allanwood Drive
Photo by Bradley Fowler Mastic Beach Fire Department Tanker 2 (5-13-2) operating on the scene of the brush fire
Photo by Bradley Fowler Mastic Beach Fire Department Fire Fighter Ron Fowler opening the hydrant to supply the tanker with water
Photo by Bradley Fowler Fire Crews putting water on the hot spots for no rekindles
On Saturday April 11th 2020 at 1:06pm the Mastic Beach Volunteer Fire Department was toned out for a chiefs investigation of a open burn on Allanwood Drive between Oakwood Drive and Sportsman Drive. Mastic Beach Volunteer Fire Department Second Assistant Chief Jeff McGown (5-13-32) was the first Chief on the road. Seconds later after 5-13-32 was on the road Fire-Com advised him that they will upgrading it to a structure fire and will be activating the Mastic Beach Volunteer Fire Department for a structure fire. MBFD Chief Jeff McGown arrived on scene and advised Fire-Com that there was bamboo on fire at the location. Mastic Beach Volunteer Fire Department First Assistant Chief Fred Loiacono (5-13-31) arrived on scene moments after. Mastic Beach Volunteer Fire Department Tanker 2 (5-13-2) under command of Mastic Beach Volunteer Fire Department Captian Louis Grego (5-13-50) went on the road and was tolled to go to Brushwood Drive. Mastic Beach Volunteer Fire Department Engine 3 (5-13-3) under the command of Second Lieutenant Kevin Whitman (5-13-71) went on the road and was told to pull up onto Allanwood Drive. Crews operated on scene to make sure all hot spots and fire was out to prevent it from re-kindling. Crews were there for over an hour. Cause of fire is unknown. BrookHaven Town Fire Marshall’s was requested to the scene for property damage from the fire.
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