The National Weather Service has issued “red flag” warning, which indicates a combination of dry fuels and weather conditions could support extreme fire danger and make fire fighting difficult.
Two brush fires broke out in Suffolk County Sunday, and firefighters encountered difficulty from the wind as they battled the flames in one blaze.
Most people probably welcome the warm weather, except, maybe, for some local fire officials worried about the potential for more brush fires.
In April, wildfire broke out in Manorville and it took many long days to get it under control.
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The heat is on in the Big Apple. Temperatures are expected to be about 25 degrees above normal, making it feel like July.
The Red Cross volunteers who help out victims of fires have had their hands full in the Tri-State Area lately.
Authorities say a small brush fire that broke out in Barnegat late Tuesday morning has been fully contained, while crews hope to have a large wildfire in Burlington County fully contained by Tuesday night.
The Fire Department is investigating a string of suspicious fires on Staten Island.
The brush fires that ripped through Staten Island yesterday afternoon into the evening have flared up again Thursday in Great Kills Park.