At 0814 on June 14, 2024, the Central Islip Fire Department was activated for an oven fire in a residence on Hilliard Avenue. Chief of Department Vincent Plotino, arrived on scene of the two-story residential home with fire showing out the first-floor windows on three exposures. The crews of Engines 2 and 3 made an aggressive attack. The department was assisted by mutual aid from Brentwood, East Brentwood, Lakeland, Hauppauge, East Islip, Bohemia and Islip Terrace. Additionally, Central Islip-Hauppauge Volunteer Ambulance was on scene for EMS stand-by, assisted by Brentwood Legion Ambulance.

– Fire News story and photos by Rich Stark, FC-49