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Mastic Beach Battles Second Blaze Within One Week That Destroys a Home

By JOHN WALTHERS, Senior Correspondent | April 22, 2020 | NEW YORK

Story No. 042620103

Mastic Beach, NY – On Wednesday, April 22nd, the Mastic Beach FD responded to a report of a house fire on Overlook Drive. Chief McGown was the first to arrive on scene and immediately requested reactivation on a working fire and to start the mutual aid plan due to finding an involved home.

Chief of Department Tom Montreuil arrived a short time after and took command of the scene. On arrival of the first due Tanker and Engine, Assistant Chief McGown quickly assisted with pulling a line and went to work with other members of the department to attack the fire. The deck gun on Tanker 5-13-2 was also put into operation.

With assistance from Mastic, Brookhaven and Center Moriches, they were able to bring the fire under control. The occupants were able to make it out unharmed, but the house sustained heavy damage.

The Ridge FD stood by for Mastic Beach and handled additional alarms as they came in. The cause of the fire was under investigation by the Brookhaven Town Fire Marshal and Suffolk County Police Arson squad. Local roads in the area were closed for an extended period of time so that firefighters could safely operate.

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