Wildfire

Former FDNY firefighter Jeff Cool, who survived Black Sunday, reflects on survivor's guilt. (credit: CBS 2)

FDNY ‘Black Sunday’ Survivor Reflects On Tough Road For Lone Ariz. Wildfire Survivor

Fire officials say the lone survivor on an elite Arizona firefighting crew was on a hilltop serving as a “lookout,” and was in charge of relaying key information to his colleagues.

07/02/2013

A man looks at the deadly wildfire in Yarnell, Ariz. on July 1, 2013. (credit: CBS 2)

FDNY Sending Contingent Of Firefighters To Assist With Deadly Arizona Wildfire

“We’re devastated. We just lost 19 of the finest people you’ll ever meet,” said Prescott Fire Chief Dan Fraijo. “Right now, we’re in crisis.”

07/01/2013

Red Flag Warning graphic for April 3, 2013 (credit: CBS 2)

Windy, Dry Conditions Spur Red Flag Warning For Tri-State Area

The National Weather Service said gusty winds, along with humidity levels as low as 20 percent, mean there is a “great potential” for wildfires in the area through the day.

04/03/2013

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

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NY State Dry Spell Prompts Warnings To NY Boaters, Campers

State officials are warning campers and boaters of a high fire danger and low water levels in the state due to hot weather and a lack of rain over the past 10 days.

07/13/2012

Crews battle a brush fire in Suffolk County on April 10, 2012 (credit: CBS 2)

Experts: Brush Fires Necessary For Environment On Long Island

“This is a fire-dependent ecosystem. It has to burn to survive,” said Richard Amper of the L.I. Pine Barens Society.

04/12/2012