Cupsogue Beach County Park pavilion on fire, officials say

Fire on Cupsogue Beach County Park on Dune Rd. Westhampton, NY Sept. 13, 2014 (Credit: Chris Bergmann)
Updated September 13, 2014 11:24 PM
By WILL JAMES  will.james@newsday.com

East End fire departments are fighting a blaze that appears to have engulfed the pavilion at Cupsogue Beach County Park in Westhampton, dispatchers from multiple departments said Saturday night.

Suffolk County police received a call reporting the fire at about 8 p.m., and arson squad officers were on their way to investigate, a department spokesman said.

Fire dispatchers said firefighters were still battling the blaze shortly before 10 p.m., and they did not immediately have more information.

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Fire departments from Westhampton Beach, Eastport, Hampton Bays and Riverhead were among several that responded.

Cupsogue is a 300-acre county park on a barrier island, at the western end of Dune Road. The pavilion near the parking lot has a concession stand, bathrooms, showers and a first-aid station.

The park also allows camping.

September 14, 2014

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