The responded to three separate small fires on Atlantic Avenue in Blue Point at 4:31 a.m. Wednesday.
Chief Doug Cibuls and Assistant Chief John Erdman were first on scene to report a pile of burning newspapers left out at the curbside for morning collection.
While en route, 2nd Assistant Chief Eric Ferraro reported a similar fire on Barteau Street. A third rubbish fire was found a few hundred feet down the same road - all three the apparent work of the same person or people. All three fires were quickly extinguished by engines 5-2-2 and 5-2-6.