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Firefighters train for brush fires in Pine Barrens

As peak brush fire season arrives, some Long

As peak brush fire season arrives, some Long Island firefighters took the time on Sunday to practice knocking them down. (Credit: News 12 Long Island)

As peak brush fire season arrives, some Long Island firefighters took the time on Sunday to practice knocking them down.

Crews were out on a stump truck in the Pine Barrens in Ridge today for a training course. They squeezed through trees and negotiated narrow turns in the spring mud, all wearing their heavy gear.

Fighting the real thing, of course, is much more intense, with its heat,...

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