Jamesport firefighters put out a fire at a home on Lockitt Drive off Peconic Bay Boulevard last night.
Upon arrival, firefighters found flames emanating from the rear of the residence and the house filled with smoke.
Volunteers ensured that the three residents of the house had evacuated, made entry into the building and located the fire in a rear bedroom, according to a news release issued by the department early this morning.
Firefighters extinguished the blaze before it could spread to the rest of the residence, the department said.
Firefighters evacuated two cats and two turtles from the home. According to a report in the News-Review, the homeowners removed a dog, three cats, three birds and four turtles from the home. They had been out and found the fire upon their return home, according to the News-Review story by reporter Tim Gannon. Click here to read his story.
Jamesport fire department responded with 42 firefighters, three engines, a heavy rescue truck, and various fire police and support vehicles, the department said in a news release.
Riverhead Police and Jamesport Fire Police closed the roadway, Riverhead Ambulance responded to the scene with a ready standby crew, and the Riverhead and Mattituck fire departments assisted with one engine each for standby backup. There were no injuries in the incident.
The Riverhead fire marshal’s office is investigating the cause of the fire, police said.
The scene was declared under control and the road re-opened at 11:07 p.m.