DEC: Manorville wildfire deemed arson

Many locals were shocked to hear that the Manorville wildfire that burned 1,100 acres of brush in two days has been deemed arson. The Department

MANORVILLE - Many locals were shocked to hear that the Manorville wildfire that burned 1,100 acres of brush in two days has been deemed arson. The Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) says the April 9 fire that began in a wooded area near Brookhaven National Lab was a case of arson. "We will release a summary of the fire and its effect once all the information is collected and verified," DEC officials said in a statement. "We are unable to release the investigative information we shared with the county due to the on-going investigation." The Suffolk Police Department says it's still investigating the incident. "At this point in time the fire is still undetermined by the SCPD," officials said in a statement. "It doesn't appear the fire was started from natural causes, but that doesn't necessarily mean it was intentional." Ultimately, the Suffolk County Arson Squad will make the final call as to what caused the fire.

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Top 5 Must See

Sen. Charles Schumer is warning that President Donald 1 Schumer worries Trump administration will halt tax breaks
At least six vehicles were involved in the 2 3 hurt in LIE crash involving multiple vehicles in Islandia
Charles Bottitta, who lives on Hawkins Road, says 3 Brookhaven Highway Dept. accused of targeted harassment
The Homeland Security Department released memos outlining plans 4 DACA program in-tact while LI schools struggle for funds
Long Islanders are showing love for Makenzie Cadmus, 5 'Butterfly baby' Makenzie Cadmus turns 1

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Features

Each week, News 12's Doug Geed explores the Check out fun things to do on the East End!

Explore the Twin Forks with News 12's Doug Geed.

Each week a different shelter visits News 12 Dog Day Fridays Series

Each week a different shelter visits News 12 Long Island with pets up for adoption.

News 12 digs deep to find Long Island's Discover Long Island's Hidden Past

News 12's Danielle Campbell digs into Long Island's roots.

News 12's Lily Stolzberg sees how much Long On The Spot

News 12's Lily Stolzberg sees how much Long Islanders know about everything and anything.

Sorry to interrupt...

Your first 5 are free

Access to News12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service Electric℠ video customers.

Please enjoy 5 complimentary views to articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.

LOGIN SUBSCRIBE