Marlando Williams was just settling in upstairs at his home when he heard a loud bang from the garage Friday afternoon.
At first, he and his wife, Sandra, were confused about what caused the noise until he ran downstairs and opened the garage door. Inside was a wall of black smoke obscuring a flickering fire. READ
The Riverhead and Flanders Fire Departments responded to a basement fire at a home on Phillips Avenue in Riverside Friday morning. READ
An abandoned Riverhead house — one of three located off a dirt road adjacent to the Dariland Ice Cream shop — burned to the ground early Saturday morning, town police said. READ
A Riverhead man escaped uninjured from a house fire that damaged his Moet Drive home Sunday evening. READ
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
A Wading River teen rushed into his burning home Tuesday afternoon to alert his mother and bring her to safety after a fire sparked in the garage. READ
Firefighters from at least four departments helped quell a house fire on Church Lane Friday afternoon. READ
The Youngs Avenue home was destroyed by Sunday’s fire. (Credit: Cyndi Murray)
A fire that tore apart a Calverton home, displaced several people and killed three cats on Sunday was apparently caused by embers from a cigarette, according to Fire Marshal Dave Andruszkiewicz.