Riverhead Fire Department made short work of a vehicle fire this afternoon after a sedan caught fire at the Riverwoods Mobile Home Community.

A resident attempted to start a Chevrolet Impala parked in the carport of the resident’s mobile home, according to Riverhead Fire Department Chief Joseph Raynor. The vehicle, which had not been started all winter, quickly caught fire.

“It started in the engine compartment,” Raynor said. “It must have been something electrical.”

Three engines and one support vehicle from the Riverhead Fire Department quickly arrived on scene and extinguished the flames.

“We were worried about the structure,” Raynor said. “They did a great job containing the fire to the engine compartment.”

Although extensive damage was done to the car, the fire did not spread to the trailer. No injuries were reported, Raynor said.

Flanders Northampton Ambulance Corps also responded to the incident.

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