Wildfires

Smoke billowed hundreds of feet in the air when wild fires broke out in the Long Island Pine Barrens  in 1995. (Credit: CBS2)

For Long Island Firefighters, 1995 Pine Barren Blaze Was An Intense Learning Experience

Twenty-years-ago on Monday, a firestorm erupted on Long Island’s East End. Flames leaped 200 feet into the sky.

08/24/2015

Crews battle a brush fire in Suffolk County on April 10, 2012 (credit: CBS2)

Suffolk County Volunteer Firefighters To Receive Specialized Wildfire Training

The training includes the latest in brush fire equipment with a focus on saving lives.

04/13/2015

The International Fund for Animal Welfare has asked volunteers to stitch mittens for koalas that have suffered burns in Australian wildfires. (Credit: CBS2)

Wildlife Rescuers Ask Volunteers To Stitch Mittens For Burned Koalas

Wildlife rescuers have asked people to pull out their sewing machines to help koalas injured in wildfires in Australia.

01/09/2015

Two women walk in the snow in New Rochelle, N.Y., on Nov. 23, 2013. (credit: CBS 2)

Bitter Cold Catches New Yorkers Off Guard; Winds Bring Danger

Sunday was a frigid and windblown day in the Tri-State Area, which sparked forest fires, sent debris flying through the streets, and had people gearing up for what they fear is a glimpse of winter weather to come.

11/24/2013

New Jersey firefighter (Photo by Michael Bocchieri/Getty Images)

As Wildfires Rage Out West Experts Warn That The Tri-State Area Is Not Immune

Early word of a potentially troublesome fire means less risk to homes and lives. Even the smallest sparks can lead to a raging fire, like the ones being battled in California.

05/03/2013

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Officials: Trees Knocked Down By Sandy Could Make It Harder To Fight Wildfires

Wildfire season began this weekend in New Jersey, and while forest service managers say they aren’t expecting more fires than usual, one thing does stand in their way: the trees knocked down by Superstorm Sandy.

03/16/2013

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