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Multiple Departments Battle Mastic Beach Blaze

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MASTIC BEACH, NY - On The evening of Sunday, October 8th at about 9:15 P.M., the Suffolk County emergency dispatch center began receiving calls for a reported house fire on Wavecrest Dr., off Grassmere Dr.  The Mastic Beach Fire Department and Mastic Beach Ambulance Company were dispatched to the scene, along with the officers from the Suffolk Police 7th Precinct. Suffolk Police dispatch advised that they had received multiple calls for flames coming from the house.

On arrival of police and the first arriving fire chief, they found a house consumed in flames. The working fire was quickly transmitted and mutual aid was requested to the scene from neighboring departments in the area. First due crews quickly began to stretch lines to make an attack on the fire. Multiple hand lines were put into operation. A deck gun from one of the fire trucks was also used to douse the home with water to knock down the fire.

Firefighters operated on the scene for an extended period and brought the fire under control. Extended overhaul was needed to ensure that nothing was smoldering. The scene was under the command of Mastic Beach Chief of Department Jeff McGown (5-13-30). Assistance was provided by Mastic, Brookhaven and Center Moriches Fire Departments, and Mastic Beach and Shirley Ambulance provided firefighter rehab support.

No injuries were reported. The scene was turned over to the Brookhaven Town Fire Marshal for investigation. 

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JOHN WALTHERSSenior Correspondent

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