The Lindenhurst Fire Department was alerted for a reported vehicle fire next to a building at Surfside 3 Marina on South Wellwood Avenue. Suffolk County Police found a fully involved car and the side of the building on fire. Engine 1-6-1, Engine 1-6-6 and Ladder 1-6-4 arrived and the crew from 1-6-1 stretched the initial line. As the first line was operating, it was realized that what was burning was what was left of an EV (electrical vehicle). Engine 1-6-6 secured a hydrant and supplied 1-6-1. That crew then put a second line into operation. Ladder 1-6-4 set up in front of the building, and its crew went to the roof to check for extension and made entry into the building to do the same. The damage to the building was contained to the exterior. An SUV parked near the EV had heat damage to its paint. Although the fire was knocked down quickly, units were on scene about an hour and 45 minutes, operating both lines to cool the battery cells of the EV. A representative from the marina assisted with the use of a forklift to first lift the shell of the vehicle to give the lines access to the bottom of the vehicle, then flipped the vehicle completely over. The lines operated until it was deemed that the cells were cooled enough to shut down. There were no injuries. The Village of Lindenhurst Fire Marshal and Suffolk County Police Arson Squad were requested to investigate the cause of the fire.                                                              – Fire News photos by Paul Mazza