|By Ex-Chief Nicholas Luparella|
|August 4, 2021|
Riverhead firefighters spend much of the night battling a large mulch fire in Calverton.
The alarm was sounded at 2:10 a.m. and firefighters were at the scene until about 5 o’clock, Riverhead First Assistant Chief Joe Hartmann said.
“It was probably sparked by heat from the stumps and stuff waiting to be ground,” the chief said. “The flames were going pretty good when we got there,” he said.
One witness told RiverheadLOCAL the flames in the sky were visible from Route 58. A smoky odor spread across Calverton and western Riverhead Town early this morning.
There were no injuries, Hartmann said.