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Riverhead Fire Department

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

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

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

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

Fire rips through abandoned house in Riverside

Fire tore through a long-abandoned house on Flanders Road in Riverside last night.

Fire destroys golf carts at county course in Riverhead Sunday night

A fire at the Indian Island county golf course last night damaged the golf cart storage building there and destroyed most of the golf carts stored within the building.

Volunteers install fire alarms across Suffolk as a part of Red Cross ‘Sound The Alarm’ campaign

Nearly 100 volunteers from across New York State gathered at the Riverhead Fire House on Roanoke Avenue Friday morning to prepare to install fire alarms as a part of the Red Cross "Sound The Alarm" campaign.

Riverhead Home Depot reopens after fire

The Riverhead Home Depot reopened for business this morning following a fire Monday that damaged its main entrance. That entrance is closed but the store opened using the building's other entrances.

Firefighters discover body after extinguishing vehicle fire on Sebastian Drive Tuesday night

A body was discovered inside a vehicle that was fully engulfed in flames when police and firefighters responded to reports of a vehicle fire on Sebastian Drive late Tuesday night, police said.

Overnight fire damages Riverhead self-storage facility

An overnight fire damaged multiple storage units at the CubeSmart self-storage facility on Mill Road in Riverhead.

Five dead in late-night blaze that destroyed downtown home

Five family members living in a third-floor apartment were killed in a blaze on East Second Street late last night. The house was fully engulfed in flames when firefighters responded to the alarm.