The Lindenhurst Fire Department was alerted for a vehicle fire at South 4th Street and Second Avenue about 23:45 on April 12, 2023. Chief of Department Collins was the first to arrive and found an involved GMC Sierra pick up truck on the side of the street. Second and Third Assistant Chiefs Cutolo and Brink arrived shortly after along with Engine 1-6-6. The crew from 1-6-6 put one line into operation to extinguish the fire in about 10 minutes. The driver of the truck was reportedly involved in a hit and run accident and lost the left front wheel at that scene then drove to where the truck caught fire. The driver had fled but then surrendered at the scene as a Police K9 unit was searching the area and was taken into custody.
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