Firefighters battle house fire at 475 Hamilton Avenue Feb. 12. Photo: Peter Blasl

(Updated: 2:30 p.m.)  Three people were injured in a house fire on Hamilton Avenue this afternoon. Two occupants of the home were transported to Peconic Bay Medical Center for treatment of minor injuries and a firefighter was treated at the scene.

The house at 475 Hamilton Avenue was severely damaged.

Smoke and flames were showing in the rear of the house when firefighters arrived on scene at about 12:23 p.m. They battled the fire in snow and sleet for nearly 90 minutes.

A 911 call reported smoke in the two-story Cape at about 12:21 p.m.

Two occupants in the home safely evacuated prior to police arrival.

Riverhead Fire Department responded with a ladder truck, two engines and about 50 firefighters. Flanders Fire Department sent a rapid intervention team to the scene.

Riverhead Volunteer Ambulance Corps and Wading River Fire Department Rescue responded to the scene. Jamesport Fire Department stood by at RFD’s headquarters.

RiverheadLOCAL photos by Peter Blasl

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