Local fire districts will host public hearings on their 2020 budgets Tuesday.
The districts raise tax money for fire department equipment and facilities, while the majority of the members of the fire departments are volunteers. The hearings are required before the budget can be approved. READ
The Riverhead Fire Department battled a structure fire at a home on Hamilton Avenue.
The Flanders Fire Department celebrated its 70th anniversary with a parade down Flanders Road on a beautiful afternoon Saturday. READ
Come Saturday at 3 p.m., the Flanders Fire Department will kick off its celebration of its 70th anniversary with a parade down a portion of Flanders Road.
The parade will began at Evergreen Road and head east to the Big Duck and the entrance to the Flanders Men’s Club, where a party will be held with free food, face painting and games for kids and other activities. READ
The Southampton Town Fire Chiefs Council held its annual Firefighter and EMT of the Year awards dinner at Dockers Restaurant in East Quogue Sept. 15. READ
A Flanders home under construction on Royal Avenue was damaged in a fire Monday night, according to the Flanders Fire Department. READ
An alleged drunken driver struck a utility pole, causing his car to catch fire and a power outage in the area for about three hours early Thursday morning in Flanders, according to Southampton Town police.
A garage converted into a two-bedroom apartment on Flanders Road caught fire Wednesday afternoon, according to Flanders Fire Department Chief J.J. Lennon. READ