Douglas Rivera, aunt Sonia, 3 others, die in Riverhead fire – Tuesday, November 16, 2021

Douglas Rivera and 4 others die in fatal Riverhead Suffolk County house fire – Obituary

Douglas Rivera, his aunt Sonia, brother, and Sonia’s 2 children have died in a Riverhead house fire that occurred on Tuesday, November 16, 2021. It happened at about 10:30 p.m. on East 2nd Street in Riverhead, Suffolk County.

Douglas has been identified as having come from Guatemala and worked in construction. Among those killed were Douglas Rivera, his aunt only identified as Sonia, and Sonia’s 2 children, one of them a 15-year-old.

Initial investigations have indicated the fire was accidental and no foul play is so far suspected.