Service on the Hudson Line of the Metro-North Railroad was delayed by up to 40 minutes during the Wednesday evening rush due to a brush fire.
Most people probably welcome the warm weather, except, maybe, for some local fire officials worried about the potential for more brush fires.
Rogelio Rodriguez, 34, was arraigned on murder, manslaughter and other charges, according to the Queens District Attorney’s office.
The two men whose bodies were found in a brush fire in Queens were killed for trying to rob drug dealers, police said.
One is two-tone dark-colored custom van, the second is a four-door light-colored sedan and the third is a four-door dark-colored sedan, police said.
The state Department of Environmental Conservation sent a preliminary report last week to the Suffolk County police arson squad listing the cause as “incendiary,” meaning arson.
The blaze broke out around 1:30 p.m. just one mile from and one week after another massive brush fire that burned over 1,000 acres
Authorities said Greg Woodman remained jailed Saturday but Michael Sloan has been released.
An all-day celebration is planned for May 19 at the Brookhaven Amphitheater in Farmingville to honor the hundreds of volunteer firefighters who helped douse the brush fire that scorched 1,124 acres of Suffolk County.
“This is a fire-dependent ecosystem. It has to burn to survive,” said Richard Amper of the L.I. Pine Barens Society.
The Long Island firefighter who took on a wall of flames battling a massive brush fire that burned more than 1,000 acres of the Pine Barrens was back at home on Wednesday.
Thick, black smoke could be seen billowing from the area near the Izod Center throughout the afternoon.
“The situation is contained for the time being,” Cuomo said, adding he was “cautiously optimistic.” The governor also stated that the response was an example of a case where “government acted better than you could have expected.”
Several major brush fires continued to burn Monday night in the Tri-State Area. Among the most serious is a fire in Suffolk County, where officials spent the evening coordinating efforts with state authorities and the National Guard.
At the Edgewood Preserve in Deer Park there are long stretches of scorched, brittle ground and blackened leafless trees where firefighters battled a brush blaze on Monday.
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