Riverhead firefighters put out Raynor Avenue blaze

04/18/2011 11:16 AM |

A wooden garage on a vacant property on Raynor Avenue in Riverhead was destroyed in a fire Monday morning, Riverhead Fire Department Chief Nick Luparella said.

Volunteers with the Riverhead Fire Department were on the scene about 9:30 a.m. and extinguished the blaze in about 30 minutes. The fire had spread to the surrounding grass and shrubbery before it was put out.

It is not clear what caused the fire or if anyone was on the property. Heavy black smoke could be seen from several blocks away.

No firefighter injuries were reported during the blaze.

A house on the property was also destroyed in a fire about three years ago, Mr. Luparella said.

BARBRAELLEN KOCH PHOTO | Riverhead Fire Department volunteers put out a fire on Raynor Avenue in Riverhead Monday morning.

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