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Ronkonkoma FD-Gas station burns on Hawkins Avenue

November 14, 2023, 1711 hours. The Ronkonkoma Fire Department is dispatched to a report of a building fire at 498 Hawkins Avenue. Units arrive to find fire venting out the front of the office portion of a vacant service station. Two lines were stretched and operated. All visible fire was knocked down by 1741 hours and the fire was placed under control at 1833 hours. Mutual aid was provided by the Nesconset, Lakeland, Nesconset, Central Islip, Farmingville, Holbrook and Holtsville Fire Departments at the scene. Centereach FD sent an engine to cover. Selden Fire Department sent an ambulance to cover and handled two calls. All fire department units were released at 1853 at which time the scene was turned over to Suffolk Arson Detectives and Brookhaven Town Fire Marshals. Ronkonkoma FD photos and from GroupMe.