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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

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