UPDATE: 9:05 p.m.: Riverhead Volunteer Fire Department Second Assistant Chief Kevin Brooks said a Sunday evening fire in Calverton left a home completely gutted.
"It's a total loss," he said.
Brooks said he got to the scene quickly and found the home "fully engulfed," although no one was inside. A woman and man, Brooks said, are believed to have escaped the fire.
"This was a big fire, we had to have a lot of water," Brooks said. "The guys did a great job."
Brooks said responders were on the scene for a total of three hours.
Although firefighters were able to save a dog from inside the house, as well as some chickens they found on the north side of the home, Brooks said a cat and a bird may have been lost.
Heavy winds, Brooks said, may have been a factor. "There was a pretty good wind on the north end, like there always is up there," he said. "It just took off."
The Riverhead fire marshal is investigating the incident, Brooks said.
Original story: Riverhead Volunteer Fire Department responders were on the scene of a "fully engulfed structure fire," located at 358 Twoomey Avenue in Calverton, at approximately 5 p.m. Sunday, according to Riverhead police.
Police said the fire was ongoing and no serious injuries had been reported.
The fire was the second in Calverton over the weekend. According to Suffolk County Police, units responded to a fire, called in at 2:56 p.m, at 105 Hill Spur, in Calverton Hills. The home, police said, was occupied by family pets, which were removed by the Riverhead Volunteer Fire Department.
After an investigation by the Brookhaven Town Fire Marshall, the fire was deemed non-suspicious and non-criminal, police said.
Stay tuned to Patch for more details on Sunday's fire as they become available.