The Massapequa Fire Department was called to the Sunrise Mall for smoke inside the building. When firefighters arrived, they were met with a significant smoke condition and sprinkler activation in the food court area. A signal 10 was transmitted and mutual aid notified. Firefighters worked to locate the seat of the fire but were hindered by the heavy smoke and the sprinklers. After investigating, crews located the fire inside of at least one storage room behind the food court. To extinguish the fire two handlines were stretched and operated. Among the departments called for mutual aid were South Farmingdale, Amityville, Wantagh, Seaford and North Massapequa. Occupants inside the mall safely evacuated and the cause of the fire was under investigation. All fire department units were under the command of Massapequa Chief of Department David Batt.
– Fire News photos by K2MPhotography.com, Paul Mazza, Bryan Lopez and Ed Tuffy, Massapequa FD