The Wyandanch Fire Company was activated for a residential structure fire on South 27th Street, off of Long Island Avenue. The FRES dispatch center was taking multiple calls from nearby neighbors reporting the fire. Commanding units were met with heavy smoke showing from a boarded-up vacant home. Mutual aid was brought in from East Farmingdale, Deer Park and North Babylon. Upon entry, crews were faced with heavy clutter conditions inside the house making operations difficult. Firefighters battled the fire for over two hours before it was placed under control. One firefighter was transported to a local hospital with minor injuries. Command requested the Suffolk Police Arson Squad to the scene for an investigation due to the suspicious nature.
– Fire News photos by Bryan Lopez, Paul Mazza and BTFirePhoto