Cops: Porch fire quickly contained at Riverhead apartment

The Riverhead Fire Department responded to a small fire on a second-floor apartment in the River Pointe complex on Main Street Saturday afternoon, Riverhead Town police said. 

No injuries were reported and the cause of the fire is under investigation by the fire marshal, police said.

Officers arriving on scene saw smoke coming from an apartment in the J building, police said. The fire was located on the porch. Officers used fire extinguishers to limit the fire until the fire department arrived, police said.

“It burnt the side of the wall on the way to the porch,” said Riverhead assistant fire chief Kevin Brooks.

Mr. Brooks said firefighters pulled the ceiling down on the apartment below while fighting the fire.

“As far as fires go, this was a very small one,” he said.