On January 29, 2017, the Melville Fire Department was activated for a building fire at a gas station on Walt Whitman Road. First arriving units encountered a single-story building fully involved with fire coming from three mechanic bays and the office area. Engine 2-5-6 put its deck gun into operation as handlines were stretched. Ladders 2-5-1 and 2-5-2 set up on the exposure sides. As additional engines arrived along with mutual aid units, at least four handlines were put into operation as well as the deck gun to bring the fire under control in about two hours. The fire was under investigation by the Suffolk County Police Arson Squad. Mutual aid was provided by East Farmingdale, Huntington Manor, Dix Hills, Farmingdale, Plainview, Syosset and Greenlawn.
– Fire News photos by Paul Mazza