Riverhead firefighters respond to 4 calls in 1 hour Thursday

06/10/2011 11:16 AM |

Volunteers with the Riverhead Fire Department had a busy Thursday night when they responded to four calls within one hour, according to fire department Chief Nick Luparella.

No firefighter injuries and no serious damages were reported during any of the calls.

The first call, a report of a house that had caught on fire after being struck by lightning, came in about 6:35 p.m. Firefighters responded to the scene on Linda Lane East in Riverhead’s Rolling Woods neighborhood and used infrared cameras to determine there were no flames.

Firefighters then responded to an automatic alarm at Tanger 1 at 6:50 p.m. But before volunteers had completed the calls at Tanger or Linda Lane East, a third alarm was reported on Roanoke Avenue at 6:56 p.m. The volunteers immediately determined everything was in order on Roanoke Avenue upon arriving at the scene.

Lastly, at 7:03, an automatic alarm was set off at the Hilton Garden Inn on Route 58.

All calls were finished by 7:22, Chief Luparella said.