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FAST MOVING BLAZE CLAIMS FIVE LIVES

By CHRIS SABELLA, Senior Correspondent | November 16, 2021 | NEW YORK

Story No. 111721101

RIVERHEAD NY... November 16,2021 Firefighters from Riverhead assisted by Flanders,Eastport and Jamesport fire depts along with ambulances from Wading river,Flanders,Hampton bays and Shirley battled a fast moving deadly fire in a 100 plus year old 3 story wood framed Victorian home with apartments on every floor. Ten people lived in the residence but only five were able to escape with their lives. The five residents living on the third floor all perished . Firefighter were forced to fight the fire from from the exterior due to a partial roof collapse and a heavy volume of fire . Riverhead truck was set up on the left side of the home while up to 7 hand lines surrounded the rest of the structure. FirefighterS fought the blaze for several hours before being able to search for the victims, all the victims were on the top floor apt. Scpd Arson squad and Riverhead fire marshals responded out to investigate the fire

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