On Sunday, February 5, 2017 at about 5:06 a.m. the Mastic Fire Department was alerted for an automatic alarm at the Manor House, 1443 Montauk Highway, Mastic. Suffolk Fire Rescue and Emergency Service (FRES) quickly reactivated the alarm as an “upgrade” to a commercial structure fire, meaning they were receiving more information which was from a local sector car stating there was visible fire. Within a few moments, Mastic FD Chief Rudy Sunderman Jr. arrived on scene and reported a heavy fire, notified FRES of a “working fire” and started requesting mutual aid departments to respond. The first pumpers on scene simultaneously connected to hydrants for a positive water supply and stretched multiple handlines to begin battling the blaze while ladder trucks started to set up tower operations. Mutual aid responded from Center Moriches FD, Mastic Beach FD, Brookhaven FD, Ridge FD, Yapank FD, East Moriches FD, Bellport FD, Eastport FD all to the scene in different roles. Manorville FD responded and stood by at Mastic FD headquarters and handled an unrelated brush fire while standing by.
Mastic, Shirley and South Country Ambulance companies responded to the scene, provided rehab for firefighters on scene, as well as treated two firefighters for minor injuries, one transported to Brookhaven Memorial Hospital for treatment.
The fire was declared under control at 9:27 a.m.
Brookhaven Town Fire Marshal’s office and Suffolk County Police Department Arson Squad were on scene investigating the cause of the fire.
The Town of Brookhaven responded with heavy equipment to raze the remaining structure, due to the extent of damage.
All units were cleared from the alarm at 12:38 p.m.