Yaphank brush fire Tuesday, April 22, 2014. At approx. 4:00 p.m. the Yaphank F.D. responded for a brush fire located to the west of the Colonial Woods condo development off of Yaphank Woods Blvd. Chief Thomas Wood, of Yaphank F.D., was in charge of the scene and requested the Ridge, Middle Island, Mastic, and Mastic Beach fire departments to respond to the scene on mutual aid to assist in extinguishing the fire. Firefighters fought the blaze for about 2 1/2 hours. Officials on the scene estimate 5 acres or so were burned in the fire.
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