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In the woods along Wading River Manor Rd. (Credit: Newsday/John Paraskevas)

In the woods along Wading River Manor Rd. in Manorville, a firefighter from the Plainview Fire Department hoses down a tree trunk that was still burning following a large brush fire that moved through the area. (April 9, 2012)

Long Island wildfire

Massive brush fires erupted throughout Suffolk County as high winds and dry conditions facilitated the spread of the flames. Fire agencies from across Long Island worked to extinguish the blazes, which eventually transformed into a wildfire that burned more than 1,000 acres April 9-11, 2012.

A pumper truck from the West Sayville Fire
(Credit: Rich Doucet)

A pumper truck from the West Sayville Fire Department uses water from the swimming pool to attack the flames approaching this home on Wading River Manor Road inn Manorville. (April 9, 2012)

Flames approach this home on Wading River Manor
(Credit: Rich Doucet)

Flames approach this home on Wading River Manor Road during the recent wildfires that burned more than 1000 acres between Ridge and Manorville. The home, belonging to Paul and Margaret Dill was very likely saved because firefighters were able to use water from the family's in-ground swimming pool. (April 9, 2012)

Fire gutted the garage of George Moretti on
(Credit: John Roca)

Fire gutted the garage of George Moretti on Oakwood Drive in Manorville. (April 10, 2012)

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Johnny Moretti, 26, describes how the home he
(Credit: Newsday/John Paraskevas)

Johnny Moretti, 26, describes how the home he shares with his parents was badly damaged in the Suffolk wildfires. Moretti and his parents were forced to evacuate as flames approached their home on Oakwood Drive. A garage and a shed on their property were destroyed. (April 10, 2012)

Firefighters on the scene of the brush fire
(Credit: Robert Garofalo)

Firefighters on the scene of the brush fire in Suffolk. (April 10, 2012)

Governor Andrew Cuomo greets firefighters in Manorville. (April
(Credit: James Carbone)

Governor Andrew Cuomo greets firefighters in Manorville. (April 10, 2012)

Firefighters on the scene of the brush fire
(Credit: Robert Garofalo)

Firefighters on the scene of the brush fire in Suffolk. (April 10, 2012)

An aerial view of a destroyed guest home
(Credit: Kevin P. Coughlin)

An aerial view of a destroyed guest home (behind the main house) off Wading River Manor Road in Manorville. (April 10, 2012)

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Farmingville firefighter Nick Alfano takes a breather on
(Credit: James Carbone)

Farmingville firefighter Nick Alfano takes a breather on top of a brush truck near a command post on Wading River Manor Road in Manorville. (April 10, 2012)

Cheryl Smith looks at the family's burned up
(Credit: James Carbone)

Cheryl Smith looks at the family's burned up car on Oakwood Drive in Manorville. (April 10, 2012)

A state police helicopter drops water over hot
(Credit: Kevin P. Coughlin)

A state police helicopter drops water over hot spots from a massive brush fire in Manorville. (April 10, 2012)

Gov. Andrew Cuomo speaking in Manorville about the
(Credit: James Carbone)

Gov. Andrew Cuomo speaking in Manorville about the Suffolk brush fires. (April 10, 2012)

Firefighters prepare to battle the fire for the
(Credit: John Roca)

Firefighters prepare to battle the fire for the second day in Suffolk County. (April 10, 2012)

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Firefighters prepare to battle the fire for the
(Credit: John Roca)

Firefighters prepare to battle the fire for the second day in Suffolk County. (April 10,2012)

Firefighters on the scene of the brush fire
(Credit: Robert Garofalo)

Firefighters on the scene of the brush fire in Suffolk. (April 10, 2012)

Farmingville firefighters take a brief rest on Oakwood
(Credit: James Carbone)

Farmingville firefighters take a brief rest on Oakwood Drive in Manorville. (April 10, 2012)

Firefighters talk near a burned house from the
(Credit: John Roca)

Firefighters talk near a burned house from the massive brush fire in Suffolk County. (April 10, 2012)

An aerial view of the aftermath from massive
(Credit: Kevin P. Coughlin)

An aerial view of the aftermath from massive brush fires affecting parts of Suffolk County. (April 10, 2012)

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Firefighters go into the woods off Wading River
(Credit: James Carbone)

Firefighters go into the woods off Wading River Manor Road in Manorville. (April 10, 2012)

A burned up boat sits behind a house
(Credit: James Carbone)

A burned up boat sits behind a house on Wading River Manor Road in Manorville. (April 10, 2012)

Aerial photo of the wildfire in Suffolk County.
(Credit: Kevin Coughlin)

Aerial photo of the wildfire in Suffolk County. (April 10, 2012)

The remains of a burned house and car
(Credit: James Carbone)

The remains of a burned house and car on Wading River Manor Road near River Road in Manorville. (April 10, 2012)

The remains of a burned house and car
(Credit: James Carbone)

The remains of a burned house and car on Wading River Manor Road near River Road in Manorville. (April 10, 2012)

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The remains of a burned house and car
(Credit: James Carbone)

The remains of a burned house and car on Wading River Manor Road near River Road in Manorville. (April 10, 2012)

A structure burns in the vicinity of Oakwood
(Credit: Robert Garofalo)

A structure burns in the vicinity of Oakwood Drive and Wading River Road. (April 9, 2012)

Smoke billows from the aftermath of the massive
(Credit: Kevin P. Coughlin)

Smoke billows from the aftermath of the massive brush fires affecting parts of Suffolk County. (April 10, 2012)

A firefighter battles a blaze in Manorville off
(Credit: Chris Ware)

A firefighter battles a blaze in Manorville off Wading River Road as a large brush fire spread across eastern Long Island. (April 9, 2012)

Plumes of smoke rise from the massive brush
(Credit: Kevin P. Coughlin)

Plumes of smoke rise from the massive brush fires near the communities of Ridge and Calverton. (April 9, 2012)

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Firefighters muster in the pine barrens near Ridge.
(Credit: Joseph D. Sullivan)

Firefighters muster in the pine barrens near Ridge. (April 9, 2012)

Firefighters battle a large brush fire in Ridge
(Credit: Robert Garofalo)

Firefighters battle a large brush fire in Ridge and Wading River. Here the fire jumps across Wading River Road. (April 9, 2012)

Because they were not permitted to drive into
(Credit: Newsday/John Paraskevas)

Because they were not permitted to drive into the area, volunteers had to walk some horses to safety from the Annie's Acres horse farm in Manorville. (April 9, 2012)

Scenes from the area of a massive brush
(Credit: Joseph D. Sullivan)

Scenes from the area of a massive brush fire in the pine barren near Ridge. (April 9, 2012)

A firefighter takes in the scene at a
(Credit: Joseph D. Sullivan)

A firefighter takes in the scene at a massive brush fire near Ridge. (April 9, 2012)

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A brush truck firefighting vehicle used to battle
(Credit: Joseph D. Sullivan)

A brush truck firefighting vehicle used to battle fire in the pine barren near Ridge. (April 9, 2012)

Scenes from a massive fire in the pine
(Credit: Joseph D. Sullivan)

Scenes from a massive fire in the pine barren near Ridge. (April 9, 2012)

Volunteers and horse owners taking their nervous horse
(Credit: John Roca)

Volunteers and horse owners taking their nervous horse away from fire scene on Wading River Road in Manorville as Massive brush fire that claimed about 10 homes and forced the evacuations of a number of families from there home. (April 9 2012).

Scenes from a massive brush fire in the
(Credit: Joseph D. Sullivan)

Scenes from a massive brush fire in the pine barren near Ridge.

A boat destroyed by brush fire behind home
(Credit: James Carbone)

A boat destroyed by brush fire behind home along Oakwood Road in Manorville. (April 9, 2012)

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Brothers Brian and Owen Wilson, on the roof
(Credit: Newsday/John Paraskevas)

Brothers Brian and Owen Wilson, on the roof of their mother's car, watch smoke rise from a large brush fire that moved through Ridge and Manorville. (April 9, 2012)

In the woods along Wading River Manor Rd.
(Credit: Newsday/John Paraskevas)

In the woods along Wading River Manor Rd. in Manorville, a firefighter from the Plainview Fire Department hoses down a tree trunk that was still burning following a large brush fire that moved through the area. (April 9, 2012)

A boat destroyed by brush fire behind home
(Credit: James Carbone)

A boat destroyed by brush fire behind home along Oakwood Road in Manorville. (April 9, 2012)

Scenes from a massive brush fire in the
(Credit: Joseph D. Sullivan)

Scenes from a massive brush fire in the pine barren near Ridge.

Scenes from a massive brush fire in the
(Credit: Joseph D. Sullivan)

Scenes from a massive brush fire in the pine barren near Ridge. (April 9, 2012)

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Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone speaks on the
(Credit: Joseph D. Sullivan)

Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone speaks on the scene of a massive brush fire in the pine barren region near Ridge. (April 9, 2012)

Firemen water down hot spots on River Avenue
(Credit: John Roca)

Firemen water down hot spots on River Avenue in Manorville after a massive brush fire claimed 2 homes and forced the evacuations of a number of families. (April 9, 2012)

A view from Grummans airport shows a massive
(Credit: John Roca)

A view from Grummans airport shows a massive brush fire running east from Wading River area and spreading east. (April 9, 2012)

These homes were destroyed by major brush fire
(Credit: James Carbone)

These homes were destroyed by major brush fire along Oakwood Road in Manorville. (April 9, 2012)

Brush trucks battle brush fire in wooded area
(Credit: James Carbone)

Brush trucks battle brush fire in wooded area behind homes along Wading River Manor Road in Manorville.

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Manorville firefighter Chuck DeAngelis, is devastated after seeing
(Credit: James Carbone)

Manorville firefighter Chuck DeAngelis, is devastated after seeing horse stable burned down behind a home along Wading River Manor Road in Manorville.

Shown is an aerial view of massive brush
(Credit: Kevin P. Coughlin)

Shown is an aerial view of massive brush fires spurting up near the communities of Ridge, Brookhaven, and Calverton, NY Monday April 9, 2012.

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