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Fire Cooks Mastic Beach Home

By JOHN WALTHERS, Senior Correspondent | May 03, 2020 | NEW YORK

Story No. 051320114

Mastic Beach, NY – On Sunday, May 3rd at about 5:42 A.M., the Mastic Beach FD and EMS were activated for a report of a house fire on Elm Road East, between Woodland Drive and Washington Drive.

Assistant Chief Jeff McGown [5-13-32] was the first en route, followed a short time later by Chiefs Montreuil and Loiacono. Dispatch had advised the chiefs that the caller was reporting an occupant possibly trapped in the basement. On arrival McGown found smoke and flames showing and advised Dispatch to reactivate for a working fire. A request was also put out for mutual aid from Mastic and Brookhaven Fire Departments to the scene and for a stand-by crew from Center Moriches.

On arrival Chief of Department Tom Montreuil [5-13-30] took command. It was confirmed that the occupants had all got out of the home and no one was trapped. The crew first due unit 5-13-2 immediately stretched lines and established a water supply. Mastic Beach members, with assistance from the mutual aid departments, went to work making a quick attack and knocked down the fire.

Shirley Ambulance was also on scene to assist with rehab along with Mastic Beach Ambulance. The scene was later turned over to Brookhaven Fire Marshals and Suffolk County PD Arson to investigate.

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