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Backyard Bamboo Fire Extinguished in Mastic Beach

By JOHN WALTHERS, Senior Correspondent | April 11, 2020 | NEW YORK

Story No. 041520117

Mastic Beach, NY- On Saturday, April 11th at about 1:10 P.M., the Mastic Beach Fire Department was activated for a report of a structure fire on Allanwood Dr. Assistant Chief Jeff McGown was first to arrive on scene and found smoke showing from the backyard. Upon investigation in the rear of the house Chief McGown found a decent sized bamboo fire. He immediately requested the first due unit 5-13-2 to come into the rear and stretch a line to the yard. The crew from unit 2 made a quick and aggressive attack and were joined by Engine 3’s crew to assist. Assistant Chief Fred assisted in direction operations. Firefighters were able to make a knock down on the aggressive fire. One neighbor was checked out for smoke inhalation by Mastic Beach Ambulance Co. No other injuries were reported. The scene was turned over to a fire marshal after it was placed under control.

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