2013 0918 mulch fire

Firefighters from Riverhead, Flanders, Jamesport, Manorville and Eastport are fighting a mulch fire at a site on Horton Avenue in Riverhead this morning.

The pre-dawn alarm was called in just before 6 a.m. by a resident who saw a fire behind houses on the east side Osborn Avenue.

Firefighters used a line from a hydrant as well as water from several tanker trucks to douse the large mulch fire at a six-acre site owned by Horton Avenue Materials at 229 Horton Avenue.

A call for additional manpower went out at 7:29 a.m.

The Riverhead fire marshal is at the scene investigating the incident.

RiverheadLOCAL photos by Peter Blasl
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Peter Blasl
Peter Blasl is an award-winning photographer and newshound who chases breaking news when he's not busy selling ads for the LOCAL websites. He’s a lifelong Riverhead resident, nature-lover and avid fisherman Email Peter