If you were stuck in traffic coming home Tuesday, after work…. Here is why.
Today at 1:10pm the Brookhaven Fire Department was activated for a large brush fire in the area of Sunrise highway at exit 57. 5-3-30 was on scene shortly after and requested additional assistance from neighboring departments to handle a large and fast spreading brush fire. Firefighters battled under intense weather conditions and were able to bring the fire under control a few hours later. We received assistance from the Bellport Fire Department, Mastic Fire Department Chemical Company #1, Center Moriches Fire Department, Hagerman Fire Department, Manorville Fire Department Home Page, Ridge Fire Department, Mastic Beach Fire Department, Rocky Point Fire Department N.Y., Medford Fire Department NY. EMS and rehab assistance from the South Country Ambulance and Shirley Ambulance. Thank you to all the mutual aided departments for their assistance today! (Source: Brookhaven Fire Department)