A large office trailer on the Shinnecock Reservation in Southampton, used by the gaming authority, was completely destroyed by fire early Wednesday morning.
Southampton Fire Department Chief Dennis Roy said the department was dispatched at about 12:30 a.m., after one of the members who lives on the reservation got a call from another resident about the blaze.
When firefighters arrived, they found the trailer, near the community center, "fully engulfed" in flames, Roy said. "It had self ventilated already and fire was pouring out the back windows," he said.
The fire seems to have started on the back side corner of the trailer, Roy said, and the Southampton Town Fire Marshal's office is investigating the cause. "We have two fire marshals still there on an active investigation," Chief Fire Marshal Cheryl Kraft said.