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

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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