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01/11/16 12:08pm

Fire Jan 10

A fire that broke out at a Riverhead High School portable classroom Sunday afternoon appears to have been caused by a mechanical failure in the unit’s heating unit, according to a Riverhead fire marshal.

“It’s definitely not a suspicious fire,” said fire marshal David Andruskiewicz, who is investigating the fire.
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01/07/16 6:01am
01/07/2016 6:01 AM

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For hours upon hours every year, local volunteer firefighters train for worst-case scenarios. They prepare for smoke-filled houses and out of control fires. They drill again and again how to handle each type of emergency call — hoping they won’t have to answer one anytime soon.

Nearly a year ago, on Jan. 29, 2015, that kind of worst-case scenario training was put to use. READ

10/08/15 5:53pm
10/08/2015 5:53 PM

Riverhead school bus fire Long Island Expressway

A Riverhead school bus caught fire and was destroyed Thursday afternoon after it was involved in a “serious accident” on the Long Island Expressway, according to district superintendent Nancy Carney. READ

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09/28/15 6:00am
The remains of the Dalecki family home in Wading River in the days following a February 2014 fire. (Credit: Paul Squire, file)

The remains of the Dalecki family home in Wading River in the days following a February 2014 fire. (Credit: Paul Squire, file)

We would like to express our heartfelt thanks to the Riverhead building department and water district employees who did everything in their power to help us rebuild and move back into the home we lost to a devastating fire 19 months ago.

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08/08/15 12:14pm
08/08/2015 12:14 PM

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Bri Ristau felt like taking a break.

The 20-year-old videographer, who was working from home Friday afternoon at her family’s Church Lane farmhouse in Aquebogue, said she was “stressed out” after fielding business calls and had decided to scoop herself some ice cream inside a barn on her parents’ property.

But soon after she exited the house, Ms. Ristau said, she heard what she described as a “beeping noise” coming from a fire alarm inside the 1880s home. Then she saw the smoke. (more…)