On the morning of May 16, 2024, the Islip Terrace Fire Department received a report of a truck fire on Sunrise Highway, east of Carleton Avenue. Second Assistant Chief Chip Knott arrived to report a fully involved dump truck. An engine arrived and deployed one line plus a booster line to go over the Jersey barrier. The crew observed that the dump truck was loaded with sand and used caution in controlling the blaze. Crews stayed on scene for 45 minutes.

– Fire News photos by Ken Bradbury