When the Sag Harbor Fire Department arrived at 7 Peconic Avenue in Noyac last Thursday, the house was already destroyed by fire, Chief Thomas Gardella said. Michael Heller photos
After the bulk of the fire was out, firefighters got a much needed water break. From left, Will McMahon, Kevin O'Brien Jr., Kevin O'Brien Sr., and Ed Deyermond.

An organizer of an alleged summer share house at 37 Kettle Hole Road in Montauk is facing East Hampton Town charges that he improperly added multiple sleeping quarters, engaged in prohibited partial occupancy, and failed to get proper approvals. Hampton Pix

From a bucket on a ladder truck, firefighters doused the flames shooting from a house on Wyandanch Lane in Southampton. Durell Godfrey
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The scene of a massive fire on Wyandanch Lane in Southampton Village on Saturday.Durell Godfrey

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Chinese lanterns keep burning
Joan Palumbo, a Montauk resident, holding a Chinese lantern she discovered last week on her roof. It shows an apple-size burn hole.

Juan P. Porras, also known as Eduardo Garcia, and Jose Jaime Restrepo-Perez of Springs were charged last week by East Hampton Town police with selling large amounts of cocaine. T.E. McMorrow

S.P.C.A. Chief Roy Gross, center, with Stephen Laton, chief of operations, and Officer Joseph Scalise keeping a leash on the canine officer. S.P.C.A.