Mutual Aid To Mastic FD - Commercial Structure Fire
By Ex Chief Bill Renzetti
July 18, 2020

On Saturday at 2:53p.m. the Center Moriches Fire Department was requested to assist the Mastic Fire Department at the scene of a commercial structure fire at the Spotless Painting and Remodeling Company on Montauk Highway off Hawthorn Avenue.

CMFD was requested to stand-by at the fire scene with its "Rapid Intervention" team. The Rapid Intervention Team or "RIT" team’s sole responsibility is to rescue fellow firefighters who become lost, trapped, disoriented or injured at the scene of the fire.

When Mastic firefighters arrived on scene, they encountered a heavy fire condition throughout the business.

It took firefighters 30 minutes to bring the fire under control.

There were no injuries reported and the cause of the fire is under investigation by the Brookhaven Town Fire Marshal's office and Suffolk Police Arson Squad.