Thomas Lambui – Vacant lumber yard fire in Mastic Beach, Tuesday April 18, 2017.
A suspicious fire broke out around 4:15 p.m. in an abandoned lumber yard on Mastic Road and Quay Avenue in Mastic Beach. Numerous surrounding fire and EMS departments were called in for mutual aid assistance. No injuries were reported at this time as per Mastic Beach fire chief Carlo Grover (5-13-30). The Town of Brookhaven was sending a front end pay-loader to the scene to tear down the remaining structure. Operations will continue into the night. The fire marshals and SCPD arson squad are investigating. As of now the following fire and/or EMS departments responded: Brookhaven, Mastic, Bellport, East Moriches, Manorville, Hagerman, and Center Moriches.