Mother, daughter escape from fire unharmed

11/13/2014 3:33 PM |

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Update, 4:10 p.m.: A mother and her adult daughter escaped from their burning condo unharmed, according to Riverhead Police.

The fire is believed to have started in the chimney shortly before 3 p.m.

Just about an hour later, most of the flames had been extinguished by fire volunteers that had responded to the scene.

Southold, Flanders, Cutchogue and Wading River Fire Departments also responded to the scene.

Original story: Firefighters from multiple departments are in the process of battling a raging residential fire in Northville at Maidstone Landing.

Units from Jamesport, Riverhead and Mattituck have been called to the scene of the fire, which broke out around 3:15 p.m. at the condo development near the Long Island Sound.

One resident of Maidstone Landing, Joseph Tuminello, said he was working from home when he heard sirens going off. Shortly thereafter, the roof collapsed on the condo.

A home went up in flames on Thursday afternoon in Northville. (Credit: Joseph Tuminello)

“It’s consumed with flames,” he said around 3:25 p.m. “It looks like it started on the roof and traveled down through the whole first floor … It hasn’t spread [to any other unit]. They seem to be containing it.”

It remains unclear at this time if there are any injuries.

Check back with RiverheadNewsReview.com for updated information as it becomes available.

Caption: A home went up in flames on Thursday afternoon in Northville. (Credit: Joseph Tuminello)

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