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Mastic Handles Commercial Building Fire at Applebees

By JOHN WALTHERS, Senior Correspondent | November 19, 2020 | NEW YORK

Story No. 112720107

Shirley, NY - On Thursday, November 19th at 5:20 P.M., the Mastic Fire Department was activated for an automatic alarm at the Applebees located at 855 Montauk Highway. Chief Rudy Sunderman arrived and found smoke in the building, and the alarm was upgraded to a general fire alarm. The resturant was evacuated. Engine 5-12-3 arrived on scene, stretched a line, and brought the crew inside to investigate. Engine 5-12-2 as well as Rescues 10 and 10A also came into the scene. Fire was quickly located in the heating system and knocked down with a dry chem extinguisher. Firefighters verified that there was no extension to other parts of the restaurant. The Fire Marshal was notified, and the scene was turned over to the Brookhaven Town Fire Marshal to inspect the building and further investigate.

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