STONY BROOK - Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone has visited one of three volunteer firefighters injured battling the raging wildfire flames in Manorville.

"He is in great spirits. He's actually joking with me last night ? he's a real testament to the spirit and heroism of these volunteer firefighters," Bellone says.

The volunteers were surrounded by fire when the winds changed direction last night and were taken to Stony Brook University Medical Center's burn unit.