Hot weather stokes brush fire concerns on LI

DEER PARK - Officials say there are growing concerns about the prevalence of brush fires as the weather heats up across Long Island. "With the lack of rain - hot temperatures coupled with the lower humidity - there's extreme fire danger," says Ranger Mike Burkholder, of the Department of Environmental Conservation. The latest incident required the attention of firefighters from four different departments today, who were able to extinguish a brush fire at the Edgewood Preserve in Deer Park in less than two hours. Officials say residents can be helpful by immediately reporting a brush fire so it doesn't spread.

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