Fully Involved Utility Trailer
 
By Web Team
November 22, 2017
 

On November 22, 2017 the department was activated for a reported Vehicle Fire on Sophia Court off Old Country Road, Westhampton at 2:11pm. Eastport FD Chief Mark Yakaboski was passing the scene and noted a heavy column of smoke with a fully involved utility trailer, notifying 3rd Assistant Chief Kevin Raynor who was first to arrive for the department.

Assistant Chief Raynor with the help of Chief Yakaboski did a quick size-up and found the trailer was locked to the work van and it was unsafe, at that time, to try moving it. The owner of the van told them the contents of the trailer didn't contain any compressed gasses or hazards. Engine 1 was responding to the fire at 2:13pm arriving 3 minutes later stretching the 1-3/4" bumper line to begin extinguishing the fire. Tanker 9 arrived moments later and connected to Engine 1, supplying an additional 3,000 gallons of water, if necessary. The fire was quickly knocked down without incident. Manpower from Engine 2 and Rescue 5 assisted in the overhaul. Firefighters removed the contents of the trailer to confirm the fire was completely extinguished.

Southampton Town Fire Marshall's office were called in to investigate the cause. The white van sustained minor damage from the fire, due to the quick response, which contained the fire to the trailer. All Westhampton Beach units were back in service just before 3pm.

 
Units: 7-8-1, 7-8-2, 7-8-5, 7-8-9, 7-8-11, 7-8-30, 7-8-33
 
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