The owner of a Long Island house where a woman died in a fire was facing eviction because of unpaid taxes, officials said.
The finishing touches were underway for the Petty family’s American dream home. However, construction was suddenly ordered to be halted on their four-bedroom, four-bath center hall colonial.
It took firefighters from more than 100 departments in Suffolk County two days to put out the fire that began on April 9 near the Brookhaven National Laboratory.
In April, wildfire broke out in Manorville and it took many long days to get it under control.
She is shaken up, but very grateful to have little more than a few scratches. The young woman who was stuck dangling from a tree after skydiving in Calverton on Long Island spoke about the ordeal on Thursday.
Strong winds and skydiving do not mix, WCBS 880′s Sophia Hall reported.
Tick-control companies on Long Island are claiming that they can’t keep up with business, and homeowners say that they’re seeing a bumper crop in their backyards. And in response to the matter, Suffolk County has formed a new “tick task force.”
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
The National Weather Service said that Suffolk County and eastern Nassau County are experiencing severe drought conditions. And no soaking rainfall is in the forecast in the near future.
“This is a fire-dependent ecosystem. It has to burn to survive,” said Richard Amper of the L.I. Pine Barens Society.
“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.”
A woman’s body found by a jogger in Manorville appears to have been in the wooded area for “at least a week,” Suffolk County police said today.
Police say they are resuming their investigation on Saturday after the skeletal remains were found around 6:30 p.m. near a county park off Wading River Road.
Marialena Trinca underwent months of treatment after suffering a broken leg and a traumatic brain injury that left her unable to speak, walk or eat.