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Riverhead Town highway workers, both veteran volunteer firefighters, save two women from burning building in Polish Town

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Riverhead highway workers and volunteer firefighters describe racing into a burning building without protective gear Wednesday morning to save two women who lived there. "We didn't think. We just acted. We just did what we're trained to do."

Firefighters battle blaze on Pulaski Street

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Riverhead firefighters are at the scene of a fast-moving fire on the second floor of a building on Pulaski Street this morning.

‘It was a Riverhead save’: Brave firefighter who climbed through window of burning home to save trapped victim credits all first...

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Lt. Justin Berry of the Riverhead Fire Department didn't hesitate to put himself in danger to save a resident trapped inside the burning home on Doris Avenue Friday, but in an interview today, he downplayed his own actions and credited the efforts of the entire team at the scene.

Update: Police and firefighters rescued two men from burning home on Doris Avenue Friday

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A Riverhead firefighter climbed through a rear window to rescue a man from a burning home on Doris Avenue Friday evening. He led the man to the window and police officers pulled the man through the window to safety. Police officers assisted another man from the home through the front door.

Town Board honors Riverhead Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary for 90 years of service

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The Riverhead Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary is celebrating its 90th Anniversary this year. Yesterday the town Board recognized the organization for nearly a century of service.

Blaze destroys barn on Main Road in Jamesport

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A rapidly spreading fire destroyed a barn in Jamesport last night. The barn was fully engulfed upon firefighters' arrival and its roof collapsed within moments, Jamesport Fire Chief Duffy Griffiths said.

Update: ShopRite reopens after small interior fire forced temporary closing Wednesday morning

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Update: 12:45 p.m. - ShopRite has reopened after a small fire inside the store forced the Riverhead supermarket to temporarily shut its doors this morning, the Riverhead Fire Marshal said.

New Riverhead firefighters face training course simulating different obstacles — all blindfolded

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Newer members of the Riverhead Volunteer Fire Department faced a training course meant to simulate the different obstacles they’d come across during a rescue inside a burning building.

Suffolk arson squad investigating fire that destroyed vacant home on town-owned property in Baiting Hollow overnight

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The vacant home, located on property owned by Riverhead town since August 2003, was fully engulfed in flames when first responders arrived at the scene Thursday morning, police said.

Ex-Captain Ray Atkins joins ranks of Riverhead Fire Department’s 50-year members

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Riverhead Fire Department ex-Captain Ray Atkins joined the ranks of 50-year members of the department this month and was honored with dinner...
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