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Fire rips through abandoned house in Riverside

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

Five victims in fatal fire were trapped in third-floor bedroom where they sought refuge from flames

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The five family members who died in the Nov. 16 fire on East Second Street in Riverhead were trapped in a front bedroom of the third-floor rental apartment, where they had apparently sought refuge from the flames that engulfed the home.

Proposed rental dwelling code, drafted after fatal downtown Riverhead fire, has public hearing

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Riverhead's proposed rental code amendments include requirements for a second means of egress and sprinklers in homes with third-floor apartments — both of which were lacking in the home where a fatal fire killed five family members trapped in an apartment on the third floor. The proposed code had a public hearing last week.

Fatal downtown fire: It’s time for answers

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If the town lacks the requisite resources or initiative to conduct the necessary investigation, Suffolk County or New York State must step in.

Riverhead firefighters stop fire at Home Depot

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Riverhead firefighters made a quick stop of a working fire at the Home Depot store on Route 58 this afternoon. The fire started outside the building at the front of the store, Riverhead Fire Department spokesperson Bill Sanok said at the scene. It consumed lawn chairs stacked up outside the building against the front wall and spread to the exterior wall.

Trapped by blaze, five people died in third-floor apartment that lacked second means of egress

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Town officials say a letter of pre-existing use issued in 2009 exempted the Second Street House from state law and regulations requiring a second means of egress from the third-floor apartment. Inconsistencies in town records obtained through the Freedom of Information Law raise questions.

Cause of Riverhead house fire that killed family of five still undetermined, police say

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Suffolk County Police Arson Squad detectives are still investigating the cause of the deadly blaze that killed a family of five Nov. 16.

Firefighters battle blaze at Calverton Hills

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Breaking: Firefighters from at least three area departments are battling a blaze at a Calverton condominium complex.

Smoke detectors wake sleeping residents after fire breaks out in Jamesport home

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Smoke detectors in a Jamesport home averted disaster when fire broke out in a sunroom early this morning, Jamesport Fire Chief Scott McKillop said.

Riverhead firefighters extinguish fire in Aquebogue

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Riverhead firefighters extinguished a structure fire on Trout Brook Lane in Aquebogue this afternoon.
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