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.
About 60 firefighters responded to the scene near Amboy Road after getting a call at 5:52 a.m.
NEW YORK (1010 WINS) — The FDNY is battling a four alarm brush fire on Staten Island. Fire officials said approximately 39 units comprising 168 firefighters are on the scene battling the blaze near Staten […]
Some 250 firefighters from all five boroughs were out in Great Kills Park Wednesday afternoon for what grew to a 6 alarm fire.