After a citizen reported Sunday's vehicle fire to the State DEC spill response hotline Sunday night, a state investigator directed the town to have about five cubic yards of contaminated material removed from the beach.
A Jeep got stuck in the sand on Reeves Beach Sunday afternoon and then caught fire, becoming fully engulfed. No one was injured in the incident. The operator, who had a 4x4 permit, was issued a summons for driving on the beach before 6 p.m.
The story behind the wrecks on the beach just west of Reeves Park are the most-asked question fielded by the Riverhead Town historian's office, said town historian Georgette Case.