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Brush Fires

A brush fire burns in Inwood Hill Park on April 21, 2014. (credit: CBS 2)

Officials Warn Of Increased Risk Of Brush Fires Thursday

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.

04/23/2014

Generic fire (credit: Clip Art)

2 Brush Fires Break Out In Suffolk County

Two brush fires broke out in Suffolk County Sunday, and firefighters encountered difficulty from the wind as they battled the flames in one blaze.

11/24/2013

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Warm Weather Sparks Brush Fire Worry

Most people probably welcome the warm weather, except, maybe, for some local fire officials worried about the potential for more brush fires.

04/09/2013

Brush Fire Damage - Manorville, NY - Apr 10, 2012 (credit: Mike Xirinachs / WCBS 880)

N.Y. Air Nat’l Guard Trains For Wildfires On Long Island

In April, wildfire broke out in Manorville and it took many long days to get it under control.

08/01/2012

Joggers on the boardwalk at Sunken Meadow State Park - Kings Park, NY - Apr 16, 2012 (credit: Mike Xirinachs / WCBS 880)

Basking Ridge, N.J. Hits 95 Degrees April 16; Unusually Warm Weather Brings Red Flag Brush Fire Warnings

The heat is on in the Big Apple. Temperatures are expected to be about 25 degrees above normal, making it feel like July.

04/16/2012

The Red Cross responds to an apartment complex fire - East Garden City, NY - Apr 11, 2012 (credit: American Red Cross)

Tri-State Area Fires Have Red Cross Workers Working Overtime

The Red Cross volunteers who help out victims of fires have had their hands full in the Tri-State Area lately.

04/16/2012

A major brush fire burns in Tabernacle, N.J. on April 9, 2012. (credit: CBS 2)

Firefighters Gain Control Of Wind-Whipped Wildfires In N.J., Staten Island, Connecticut

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.

04/10/2012

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Officials Investigating String Of Staten Island Fires

The Fire Department is investigating a string of suspicious fires on Staten Island.

11/14/2010

Firefighters are battling two raging brush fires in Great Kills Park on Staten Island on September 8, 2010.

Staten Island Brush Fires Flare Up Again

The brush fires that ripped through Staten Island yesterday afternoon into the evening have flared up again Thursday in Great Kills Park.

09/09/2010