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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

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CYNDI MURRAY PHOTO | Riverhead fire officials were battling a house fire on Sound Shore Road in Riverhead Sunday evening.

Riverhead firefighters extinguished a house fire on Sound Shore Road in Riverhead Sunday evening, according to a spokesperson with the Riverhead Fire Department.

The emergency call on the electrical fire came in shortly after 5 p.m., Riverhead FD public information officer Bill Sanok said.

At least two people were inside of the house, which is set back from the road, at the time of the fire, Mr. Sanok said. No injuries were reported and the house sustained minimal damage, he said.

LIPA was contacted and a town fire marshal was on his way to investigate the fire as of 5:20 p.m.

CYNDI MURRAY PHOTO | Two engines ere called to the scene of a house fire on Sound Shore Road in Riverhead Sunday evening.

CYNDI MURRAY PHOTO | Two engines ere called to the scene of a house fire on Sound Shore Road in Riverhead Sunday evening.