Vehicle Fire in Mastic Beach

At 7:03 am on June 9th, the Mastic Fire Department was alerted for a vehicle fire on Madison Street. Upon arrival of engine 5-12-1 under the command of 2nd Lt. Joe Carroll, the members were confronted with an involved fire in a pickup truck with numerous large tablets of Chlorine exposed in the bed. The Mastic Beach Village Fire Marshal along with the Town of Brookhaven Fire Marshals were requested to the scene. Assistant Chief Rudy Sunderman Jr. arrived and assumed command.

Brookhaven Town Fire Marshals donned level B HAZMAT suits and removed over 30 large tablets of Chlorine and neutralized the residual water to a safe level. The Mastic Ambulance Company stood by at the scene during the removal of the Chlorine and transported one Firefighter to the hospital, the Mastic Beach Fire Department provided a stand by engine to cover the district during the extended operation. The fire is under investigation by the local Fire Marshal’s office.

– Pictures and story: Steve Januszkiewicz

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