1. Welcome Hearth.com Guests and Visitors - Please enjoy our forums!
    Hearth.com GOLD Sponsors who help bring the site content to you:
    Hearthstone Soapstone and Cast-Iron stoves( Wood, Gas or Pellet Stoves and Inserts)

Brush Fires In Ridge/Manorville New York

Post in 'The Inglenook' started by piejam, Apr 9, 2012.

  1. piejam

    piejam Member

    Joined:
    Sep 18, 2011
    Messages:
    230
    Dixie I pray that all is well with you.............

    Helpful Sponsor Ads!





  2. CTguy9230

    CTguy9230 Feeling the Heat

    Joined:
    Nov 22, 2011
    Messages:
    309
    Loc:
    Northwest CT
    last report i heard was possibly over 2000 acres going along with many structures
  3. piejam

    piejam Member

    Joined:
    Sep 18, 2011
    Messages:
    230
    Appreciate you chiming in..fire is north/west of me..packing a bag with insurance papers etc as a precaution...Dixie is closer to the fire zone than I am..seeing smoke in the sky when the wind brings it my way..Glad she has got trailers for her horses..Let's hope that Dixie, the Dixette, Murph and the horses are ok..thanks again for taking the time to chime in..Our Local ch 12 on cablevison has good coverage..hugh line of fire with enormous rings..aerial news clips frightening..looks like they are starting to get it under control but these things can flare up.. Damn stuff looks like lava...It's very dry here..got to go..take care...
  4. Doing The Dixie Eyed Hustle

    Doing The Dixie Eyed Hustle Minister of Fire

    Joined:
    May 27, 2008
    Messages:
    5,021
    Loc:
    Ridge, LI, NY
    We're good, D, thank you so much for the concern :) The girls are in Riverhead, they are safe. Murph is annoying the 16 YO black cat, Salem @ the moment, and gonna get his butt whipped in a minute or two.

    Trailered horses out, coordinated placings, located safe places for goats, sheep, cows............. it's huge fire for here. Everyone is just taking horses into a group turn out so they are safe, some of them are spray painted with owners ph #'s for ID.

    Truck & trailer still hooked up if needed for more evacuations. You need me to help get you out, you call me. Cell is 631 433 3118.

    You stay safe, D !! It's abated a bit, but could get nasty.
  5. piejam

    piejam Member

    Joined:
    Sep 18, 2011
    Messages:
    230
    Hey Dix,

    Glad to hear you have things under control..been thinking about ya after I heard where this beast was burning...Appreciate your offer..have some indoor friendly ferrals.. but I haven't feed them..This way I can lure them into a contained area..Since they're tough to deal with, I packed important papers, clothes, and DH in my truck already..The nite aerial news clips are unbelievable...I live right near the new Manorville Firehouse..4 separate fires still burning..take care and god bless..
  6. Doing The Dixie Eyed Hustle

    Doing The Dixie Eyed Hustle Minister of Fire

    Joined:
    May 27, 2008
    Messages:
    5,021
    Loc:
    Ridge, LI, NY
    I have crates. You're off 111. Can do.

    Call me if you need me. Be there in 20 minutes.
  7. piejam

    piejam Member

    Joined:
    Sep 18, 2011
    Messages:
    230
    Thank you so much...the beast would have to jump the LIE to get to me...the last big brush fire we had several years ago did not jump Sunrise Highway so I was safe...I'm so happy you got the girls & all the critters out...worst case scenario I will grab my 16yr old tortie (Caleigh) and open the doors for the others...
  8. Mrs. Krabappel

    Mrs. Krabappel Minister of Fire

    Joined:
    Jan 31, 2010
    Messages:
    1,568
    Loc:
    Blue Ridge Mountains NC
    Egads! Not the kind of fire we like. Hang in there gals.
  9. GAMMA RAY

    GAMMA RAY Minister of Fire

    Joined:
    Jan 16, 2011
    Messages:
    1,970
    Loc:
    PA.
    I was wondering about you gals....
    I'm keeping my fingers crossed for you as well as all for the other people already affected.
    It seems like a nasty situation.
    Stay safe...
  10. piejam

    piejam Member

    Joined:
    Sep 18, 2011
    Messages:
    230
    Thank you my sisters for your good wishes..ppl in New Jersey have trouble too..My cousin lives in OK..tornadoes there..OMG Mother Nature is on a rampage. Local authorities will make the decision this morning to bring in the Guard if necessary....just hope some jerk didn't toss a cigarette and start this mess. There are essential things that ppl take for granted & don't think of are currently in jeopardy...amazing only 2 people lost homes..do not see any loss of human life..firefighters are injured. Very brave men and women in our civil service/volunteers..we owe them a lot for their sacrifices. I for one am grateful...
  11. ironpony

    ironpony Minister of Fire

    Joined:
    Jan 22, 2010
    Messages:
    1,802
    Loc:
    mid-ohio via St.Croix USVI
    I lived in Holtsville LI in the 80's
    had a fire in the pine barrens behind my house
    the fire made it within 60 feet of the house
    I was out there spraying water on the roof to keep it wet
    looking back it was a useless thing to do
    but I felt better about it
  12. Doing The Dixie Eyed Hustle

    Doing The Dixie Eyed Hustle Minister of Fire

    Joined:
    May 27, 2008
    Messages:
    5,021
    Loc:
    Ridge, LI, NY
    The pine barrens are tinder dry. Those trees a popping like rockets.
  13. piejam

    piejam Member

    Joined:
    Sep 18, 2011
    Messages:
    230
    Dix glad you're up..if YOU need anything let me know..I am home all day..if you need to crash come here...everybody is standing guard I know...
    Ironpony- I was thinking of turning on the water/sprinklers..I have a Zoyia lawn which is dormant right now..Damn..Rethinking the half cord of wood I have near the back door! Have scrub oaks and pitch pines all around me...Dixie is probably in the same boat...
  14. billb3

    billb3 Minister of Fire

    Joined:
    Dec 14, 2007
    Messages:
    3,504
    Loc:
    SE Mass
    Brush fires popping up all over New England.
    We sure do need some rain here.
    I don't ever recall having to water the garden in April, usually it's been to wet to even rototill.
  15. Flatbedford

    Flatbedford Minister of Fire

    Joined:
    Mar 17, 2009
    Messages:
    5,231
    Loc:
    Croton-on-Hudson, suburbs of NYC
    Yikes! I hope you all are OK. We've got fire across the Hudson from us. Mrs. Flatbed says that she can smell it at the house now. This has been a very dry spring. Mother nature is pissed for sure. Things have been out of whack since the earthquake in August.
  16. nsfd95

    nsfd95 Burning Hunk

    Joined:
    Jan 25, 2009
    Messages:
    167
    Loc:
    Eastern Long Island
    Haven't seen that much fire since '95. We broke our brush truck Saturday night. Sent up a tanker and two engines.
  17. Backwoods Savage

    Backwoods Savage Minister of Fire

    Joined:
    Feb 14, 2007
    Messages:
    27,816
    Loc:
    Michigan
    Wow. This is not good news. Hopefully you don't have the high winds like we had but fear you had some of them. Wishing the best for all. Please keep us posted.
  18. Doing The Dixie Eyed Hustle

    Doing The Dixie Eyed Hustle Minister of Fire

    Joined:
    May 27, 2008
    Messages:
    5,021
    Loc:
    Ridge, LI, NY
    Things are coming under control, we've been declared an "emergency" by the State, even got a visit from the Governor (extreme sarcasm :p)

    NS (New Suffolk?), I heard Ridge & Manorville lost stump jumpers. They are different than brush trucks, yes? *Is a volunteer firemans daughter*

    One fireman still in the hospital, but doing well. God bless all those volunteers. The horse community really rallied together on this one, not one animal lost, as far as I know.

    Dennis, we had those winds yesterday, that was a huge part of the issue.
  19. Backwoods Savage

    Backwoods Savage Minister of Fire

    Joined:
    Feb 14, 2007
    Messages:
    27,816
    Loc:
    Michigan
    Eileen, we sent you the wind so now I hope you get the snow that followed them. Wind is still strong here but not as bad as the previous two days.

    So happy all is well at your place. Let's hope all is under control after today.
  20. piejam

    piejam Member

    Joined:
    Sep 18, 2011
    Messages:
    230
    Dennis..Hope J had a speedy recovery...think they declared suffolk county in a state of emergency..makes getting state aid easier..Gov Cuomo was here 2day.
    Hope all the New Englanders and anyone else who is dealt a blow by Mother Nature comes thru unscathed...
    Amazing what you think of when faced with flight...Dix and I are lucky so far..fires are largely contained....civil service/volunteers must be exhausted...
    County Executive is cautiously optimistic. Could have been much worse, for awhile it was completely out of control. Lets hope our friends up North do just as well..

    Take care everyone........
  21. Backwoods Savage

    Backwoods Savage Minister of Fire

    Joined:
    Feb 14, 2007
    Messages:
    27,816
    Loc:
    Michigan
    Thank you. Both of us have an appointment with the hip doctor tomorrow. Mine for the 1 year checkup (probably a good thing because of the why it has hurt this past week) and her for her pre-op. She is scheduled for hip replacement May 1.

    State of emergency? I would hope so! Yes, let's hope all are okay. Fire hazard in many states right now, including ours.
  22. piejam

    piejam Member

    Joined:
    Sep 18, 2011
    Messages:
    230
    Dennis good luck with the saw bones...and J too will her issues. Didn't know your state was hit..been off line....
    When I saw the village of Ridge I couldn't help but think about Eileen....brought me out of my fox whole!
    Mixed feelings..happy to see spring but sad the stove is cold! ....Keep Smilin'
  23. nsfd95

    nsfd95 Burning Hunk

    Joined:
    Jan 25, 2009
    Messages:
    167
    Loc:
    Eastern Long Island
    NS= North Sea Jammed between Southampton and Sag Harbor. Stump jumpers and brush trucks same thing. I also heard Manorville lost a brush truck, did not hear about Ridge.
  24. nsfd95

    nsfd95 Burning Hunk

    Joined:
    Jan 25, 2009
    Messages:
    167
    Loc:
    Eastern Long Island
  25. Doing The Dixie Eyed Hustle

    Doing The Dixie Eyed Hustle Minister of Fire

    Joined:
    May 27, 2008
    Messages:
    5,021
    Loc:
    Ridge, LI, NY
    Ahh, I know North Sea, Sag Harbor. I saw trucks from Hicksville, Orient...so many. So awesome that everyone came & helped.

    Dennis, from what I hear, I'd rather get hip, than a knee... best wishes to you both. Keep that red head mojo going. GF :)

    My next door neighbor is 1st LT @ Ridge ( my snow plow savior ). I remember as a kid, my Mom being head of the Ladies Auxiliary, and coordinating food, soda, and helping her march it into the blazes....good times :) Plectrons ruled, back then.

Share This Page