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Multiple Departments Battle Mastic Blaze

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MASTIC, NY - On Sunday, July 2nd at about 10:58 A.M., the Mastic Fire Department and Mastic Ambulance Company were both activated to respond for a structure fire on Poospatuck Lane, between Shinnecock Ave. and Wills Ave.

Shortly after Fire-Com advised EMS was on scene stating that the rear of the home was well involved. On arrival, Mastic FD Captain Rudy Sunderman (5-12-50) advised that he had active fire in the rear of the home and requested Fire-Com reactivate for a Working Fire and start out mutual aid to the scene.

Engines 5-12-1 and 5-12-4 arrived on scene and crews immediately went to work pulling lines to the rear of the home. There were concerns over propane tanks that were in the rear as well. On his arrival, Assistant Chief of Department Steve Januskiewicz (5-12-31) was in command of the scene. Firefighters from Center Moriches, East Moriches and Brookhaven Fire Departments came in to the scene and assisted firefighters from Mastic with knocking down the fire.

Members conducted a thorough overhaul. Mastic and Shirley EMS members were on scene to assist in case of any injuries, as well as firefighter rehab being conducted by Shirley Ambulance. No injuries were reported. A fire marshal was requested to the scene to investigate. Suffolk Police assisted Mastic and Brookhaven Fire Police with road closure as well as traffic control, and Yaphank FD stood by at Mastic FD HQ and handled the additional alarms that came in while operations were underway.

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JOHN WALTHERSSenior Correspondent

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