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

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
Firefighters quickly put out the fire, but the roof already had extensive damage, Chief Gerard Turza Jr. said. Tim Garneau Photos

"It's happening right here, right under our noses."
A red dress, a symbol of the plight of missing and murdered indigenous women and organized efforts to fight Native American women’s heightened risk of violence, hangs near the Peace Fire site on the Shinnecock Reservation in Southampton. Paula Bess Collins

Size, location of the house presented challenges for firefighters, chiefs say
East Hampton Fire Department's 95-foot tower ladder truck helped firefighters to extinguished a fire at Ron Perelman's 15,000-square-foot house in East Hampton Village Friday night. Michael Heller photos

The scene that greeted emergency personnel as they arrived at the house at the Creeks Friday night.
Emergency workers have shut down Montauk Highway as firefighters battle a blaze at the Creeks.
Ron Perelman's house sits on nearly 60 acres on Georgica Pond. Firefighters are working to contain a fire that broke out Friday night.Doug Kuntz

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