Twenty-years-ago on Monday, a firestorm erupted on Long Island’s East End. Flames leaped 200 feet into the sky.
The training includes the latest in brush fire equipment with a focus on saving lives.
Wildlife rescuers have asked people to pull out their sewing machines to help koalas injured in wildfires in Australia.
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.
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.
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.
In April, wildfire broke out in Manorville and it took many long days to get it under control.