Sunday was a frigid and windblown day in the Tri-State Area, which sparked forest fires, sent debris flying through the streets, and had people gearing up for what they fear is a glimpse of winter weather to come.
Several homes in Old Bridge Township have been evacuated as firefighters battle a growing brush fire in the central New Jersey community.
The blaze began around 1:30 p.m. Thursday at Clausland Mountain in Orangeburg. With wind gusts of over 30 miles per hour, it quickly spread.
The blaze began Thursday afternoon in Tallman Mountain State Park in Orangeburg, near Greenbush Road and Route 303.
Helicopters dumped water Tuesday evening on a brush fire that spread to a wooded area in Rockland County.
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.