Firefighters cooled down a burning Mercedes on Monday night in East Hampton.

Dwayne Denton, an East Hampton Town fire marshal, held a melted power strip that caught fire in a Springs School classroom on Monday. “This is what can happen when power strips are overloaded,” he said. Durell Godfrey photos

The East Hampton Fire Department found heavy smoke and a fire in the living room of a house at 29 Hedges Banks Drive in East Hampton Thursday morning. Tim Garneau Photos

Kevin S. Chavez, 19, of Bridgehampton was charged with falsely reporting an incident, a misdemeanor, after he posted on Snapchat with what appeared to be an AR-15