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Today's Fire Danger is  LOW


The forecasted Fire Danger Rating for Wednesday, April 07, 2021 is LOW

We will resume sending the rating when it is moderate or higher.


Fuels do not ignite readily from small firebrands although a more intense heat source, may start fires in duff or decaying wood. Fires in open cured grasslands may burn freely a few hours after rain, but woods fires spread slowly by creeping or smoldering, and burn in irregular fingers. There is little danger of spotting.


This fire danger level is indicated by the color green along with the word LOW on fire danger signs.


DEC Seeks Public Assistance to Combat Recent Outbreak of Pine Barrens Forest Fires

Following the occurrence of five forest fires on Federal, State, Suffolk County and private lands since mid-April, New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Forest Rangers are working with Suffolk County, Brookhaven, Riverhead fire marshals, and Brookhaven National Lab firefighters to deploy new technologies to investigate the potential source/s of these incidents.

State and local officials are asking anyone with knowledge of these fires to contact DEC's Office of Public Protection at (518) 408-5858 or the Suffolk County, Brookhaven, or Riverhead fire marshal's offices.

Besides damaging habitat, uncontrolled fires have the potential to impact nearby residences and pose a risk to volunteer firefighters.

In total the five fires have burned approximately 167 acres in Long Island's Pine Barrens region.

For more information on preventing wildfires, please visit DEC's website.




See our fire prevention pages for more information







Ridge Fire Department, Ridge, NY Mission Statement

It is the mission of the Ridge Fire Department and its members protect and preserve life, property and the environment by providing effective prevention programs and prompt, efficient, professional and highly qualified fire protection and emergency services to the communities within the Ridge Fire District. When possible, we will make our personnel and resources available to our neighboring and external agencies in their time of need, recognizing that we too may require their assistance from time to time in protecting our communities.





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