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10/25/18 11:14am
10/25/2018 11:14 AM

Update (12:36 p.m.): 

Riverhead Town Fire Marshal David Andruszkiewicz, who was investigating the scene, said there were 10 people inside the mobile home at the time of the fire.

“It was a stove fire,” he said. “We can’t be specific where in the stove, but we bring the origin back to the stove.”

He added that he does not believe the renter had insurance on the property.

Original Story:

A stove fire that broke out around 1:30 a.m. destroyed a mobile home and left a family with four young children homeless.

Fifty firefighters arrived on the scene, off Harrison Avenue in Riverhead, to battle the blaze that is believed to have started in the kitchen, according to Riverhead Fire Chief Peter Jackman. READ