Fire Island

Officers Anthony Sangimino and Michael Malone were patrolling nearby and responded to the call of swimmers in distress. (Suffolk County PD)

Two Suffolk County Officers Rescue Man, Woman From Rip Current At Fire Island

A National Weather Service advisory for strong rip currents was in effect at the time of the rescue and surf height at the time of the rescue was approximately four feet.

08/01/2015

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Suffolk Police Rescue 3 Men Caught In Rip Current Off Fire Island

Two Suffolk County police officers and an off-duty lifeguard rescued three men who got caught in a rip current off Fire Island Friday afternoon.

07/31/2015

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Report: Suffolk County To Ask Court To Condemn Fire Island Properties To Clear Way For Dune Project

The 13-mile, $207 million dune project was designed by the Army Corps of Engineers, but Suffolk is responsible for acquiring the land.

07/26/2015

Meters have replaced free parking in the lot near the Fire Island ferry docks in Bay Shore, Long Island. (Credit: CBS2)

Many Not Pleased As Meters Replace Free Parking Near Fire Island Ferry Docks

Summer visitors to Fire Island have often enjoyed free parking on the mainland, but when business owners in Bay Shore complained that customers could not shop because of the clutter of cars.

07/13/2015

Portuguese Man of War Jellyfish

Environmental Group: Portuguese Man O’ War Now Spotted Along Much Of Long Island

The dangerous and venomous Portuguese man o’ war has now been spotted along Long Island from Robert Moses State Park all the way to Montauk, according to an environmental group.

07/08/2015

This Portuguese man o' war was found on a beach on Fire Island. (Credit: CBS2)

Dangerous Portuguese Man O’ War Finds Its Way Onto Fire Island Beaches

Two children on Fire Island were among the latest victims of the stinging Portuguese man o’ war.

07/07/2015

A fire broke out at the Fire Island Hotel & Resort on Thursday, July 2. (Credit: @caroleinakjndks)

Major Fire Breaks Out In Fire Island Hotel & Resort

A fire was raging Thursday afternoon in a hotel on Fire Island.

07/02/2015

(Credit: Fire Island National Seashore/Facebook)

Dead Humpback Whale Washes Up On Fire Island

Authorities say a dead humpback whale washed up near the east end of Fire Island.

04/22/2015

Southern Pine Beetles are attacking trees on Long Island. (Credit: New York State DEC)

Long Island’s Battle Against Southern Pine Beetles Stretches To Fire Island

Parts of the Fire Island National Seashore are now closed to the public for two weeks while the race is on to stop one of the most destructive forest pests.

04/08/2015

Southern Pine Beetles are attacking trees on Long Island. (Credit: New York State DEC)

Parts Of Fire Island Closing To Fight Beetle Infestation

The southern pine beetles have become a big problem on Long Island, killing tree after tree.

04/03/2015

Firefighters on the scene of a fire in Cherry Grove on Fire Island on March 27, 2015. (credit: Mike Xirinachs/WCBS 880)

Several Buildings Destroyed By Fast-Moving Blaze On Fire Island

Just weeks before the start of the tourist season, fire destroyed four buildings on Cherry Grove.

03/27/2015

(Credit: Matt Kozar/CBS2)

1 Dead, 3 Rescued After Tugboat Sinks Off Fire Island

Coast Guard Petty Officer Morgan Gallapis said the search began Saturday afternoon after a crew member reported the tugboat was sinking.

03/14/2015

Flooding on Fire Island during the nor'easter on Tuesday, Dec. 9. (Credit: CBS2)

Some Ferry Service Resumes After Flooding Leaves Hundreds Stranded On Fire Island

Close to 400 people were stranded on the island after conditions from Tuesday’s nor’easter were deemed too dangerous for boats to travel.

12/10/2014

Piping plover. (Credit: TV 10/55)

Judge Denies Group’s Bid To Halt Fire Island Dune-Replenishment Project

The Audubon’s lawsuit claims the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ $207 million dune-replenishment project would harm piping plovers by destroying their habitat.

10/18/2014

Piping plover. (Credit: TV 10/55)

Fight Over Piping Plover Stalls Fire Island Dune Replenishment Project

A court fight over the piping plover is holding up a $207 million plan to replenish the sand along a 19-mile stretch of Fire Island.

10/08/2014

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