Photo: Peter Blasl

Riverhead firefighters knocked down a smoky vehicle fire in the parking lot outside Home Depot this afternoon.

Fire broke out inside a van parked outside the Route 58 home improvement store near the contractor’s entrance. Firefighters found a heavy smoke condition when they arrived on scene.

The driver of the van emerged from the store and told firefighters he had a propane tank in the back of the van, Riverhead Fire Chief Kevin Brooks said.

The cause of the fire was not known and the Riverhead fire marshal’s office was called to investigate.

Photo: Peter Blasl

Support local journalism.
Now more than ever, the survival of quality local journalism depends on your support. Our community faces unprecedented economic disruption, and the future of many small businesses are under threat, including our own. It takes time and resources to provide this service. We are a small family-owned operation, and we will do everything in our power to keep it going. But today more than ever before, we will depend on your support to continue. Support RiverheadLOCAL today. You rely on us to stay informed and we depend on you to make our work possible.

SHARE
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