PAUL SQUIRE PHOTO | Riverhead firefighters made quick work of a fryer fire Tuesday morning.
Riverhead firefighters doused a fryer fire at a Tanger Outlet fast food restaurant Tuesday morning, fire officials said.
The fire started about 10:30 a.m. at the McDonald’s in the Tanger 2 food court. Riverhead police got the call about an “active fire” at the restaurant and alerted the Riverhead Fire Department.
Firefighters arrived on the scene and quickly put out the fire burning in one of the restaurant’s deep fryers, said second assistant chief Kevin Brooks.
While other fire units returned to headquarters, Riverhead Fire Chief Anthony White and the Riverhead Fire Marshals remained on the scene to investigate what caused the fire.
Police are looking for a woman who scooped up a lost wallet at a Tanger Outlets pretzel shop and didn’t return it.
The woman found the wallet sometimes between 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. at Auntie Anne’s eatery after a patron accidentally left it there and returned to find it missing. A surveillance camera captured images of a dark-haired woman taking it and leaving the area.
Anyone with information is being asked to call the Crime Stoppers hotline at (800) 220-TIPS. Crime Stoppers is offering $5,000 cash for any information that leads to an arrest. All calls will be kept confidential.