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Mastic FD Arrives at MVA to Find Vehicle on Fire

By JOHN WALTHERS, Senior Correspondent | August 09, 2020 | NEW YORK

Story No. 080920105

Mastic, NY - On the evening of Wednesday, August 5th, at about 6:05 P.M., the Mastic Fire Department and Mastic Ambulance were activated for a two vehicle crash on Boxwood Dr & Moriches Middle Island Rd. Assistant Chief Gene Martucci advised upon his arrival that he had an active vehicle fire at the scene of the crash.

Chief of Department Rudy Sunderman arrived on scene and a short time later was given command of the scene. Engines 5-12-2, 5-12-3 & Rescue 10 all responded to the scene. It was determined no one was trapped but the engine compartment of one vehicle was on fire. Lines were immediately stretched from Engine 2 and firefighters went to work quickly to attack the fire and knock it down. After the main body of fire in the car was knocked down, members went to work to clean up debris and fluids and secure the second vehicle that was involved in the crash.

Mastic Ambulance Company transported one person with minor injuries to Long Island Community Hospital. Fire Police as well as 7th Precinct officers closed Moriches Middle Island Rd. in the area while emergency crews were operating on scene.

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