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In the woods along Wading River Manor Rd.

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) Photo Credit: Newsday/John Paraskevas

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
Photo 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
Photo 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
Photo Credit: John Roca

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

Johnny Moretti, 26, describes how the home he
Photo 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
Photo Credit: Robert Garofalo

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

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

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

Firefighters on the scene of the brush fire
Photo Credit: Robert Garofalo

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

An aerial view of a destroyed guest home
Photo 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)

Farmingville firefighter Nick Alfano takes a breather on
Photo 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
Photo 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
Photo 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
Photo 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
Photo Credit: John Roca

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

Firefighters prepare to battle the fire for the
Photo 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
Photo Credit: Robert Garofalo

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

Farmingville firefighters take a brief rest on Oakwood
Photo 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
Photo 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
Photo Credit: Kevin P. Coughlin

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

Firefighters go into the woods off Wading River
Photo 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
Photo 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.
Photo Credit: Kevin Coughlin

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

The remains of a burned house and car
Photo 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
Photo 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
Photo 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
Photo 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
Photo 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
Photo 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
Photo Credit: Kevin P. Coughlin

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

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

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

Firefighters battle a large brush fire in Ridge
Photo 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
Photo 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
Photo 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
Photo Credit: Joseph D. Sullivan

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

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

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

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

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

Brothers Brian and Owen Wilson, on the roof
Photo 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.
Photo 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
Photo 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
Photo Credit: Joseph D. Sullivan

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

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

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

Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone speaks on the
Photo 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
Photo 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
Photo 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
Photo 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
Photo Credit: James Carbone

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

Manorville firefighter Chuck DeAngelis, is devastated after seeing
Photo 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
Photo 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.

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

Firefighters battle a large brush fire in Ridge on the afternoon of April 9, 2012. Herer a house burns in the vicinity of Oakwood Drive and Manor Road.

Firefighters battle a large brush fire in Ridge.
Photo Credit: Stringer News Service

Firefighters battle a large brush fire in Ridge. (April 9, 2012)

Firefighters battle a large brush fire in Ridge.
Photo Credit: Stringer News Service

Firefighters battle a large brush fire in Ridge. (April 9, 2012)

An image taken from a video grab shows
Photo Credit: News 12 Long Island

An image taken from a video grab shows a large brush fire burns in Ridge. (April 9, 2012)

Firefighters battle a large brush fire in Ridge.
Photo Credit: News 12 Long Island

Firefighters battle a large brush fire in Ridge. (April 9, 2012)

Firefighters battle a large brush fire in Ridge.
Photo Credit: News 12 Long Island

Firefighters battle a large brush fire in Ridge. (April 9, 2012)

Firefighters battle a large brush fire in Ridge.
Photo Credit: News 12 Long Island

Firefighters battle a large brush fire in Ridge. (April 9, 2012)

Firefighters battle a large brush fire in Ridge.
Photo Credit: Stringer News Service

Firefighters battle a large brush fire in Ridge. (April 9, 2012)

Richard Wolper of the Wolper Brothers Contracting company
Photo Credit: John Roca

Richard Wolper of the Wolper Brothers Contracting company removes equipment as fire gets close to his yard on Wading River Road. (April 9, 2012)

A view from Grumman Airport during the early
Photo Credit: John Roca

A view from Grumman Airport during the early stages of the Suffolk fires. (April 9, 2012)

A view from Grummans airport shows a massive
Photo 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)

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