The Manorville and Ridge fire departments each put out brush fires that started after noon on Thursday, Suffolk County fire officials said.

In Manorville, firefighters responded to a brush fire covering about 2 acres at 12:07 p.m., Manorville Chief Chuck Hambsch said.

Hambsch said it took his crew less than an hour to extinguish the brush fire. "We just did not want it to get out of control, with the wind," Hambsch said of the Manorville incident.

Shortly after a tanker and brush truck were used to put out the fire near the old Grumman plant, Hambsch said he sent the tanker to another brush fire in Ridge, reportedly near the WLNY TV-55 studios on Wading River Hollow Road north of Route 25.

A phone call to Ridge Chief Anthony Morabito was not immediately returned.

Volunteers from Yaphank, Gordon Heights and Jamesport had been dispatched to fight the brush fire in Ridge, reports said.

With Gary Dymski

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