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Update on Ridge Brush Fire

April 9, 2012

(Ridge, N.Y.) - The following information regarding the brush fire in Ridge is updated as of 5:30 p.m.:

Currently, firefighters from 109 departments in Suffolk County have responded to the scene of the brush fire, and 15 additional departments from Nassau County are en route.

A mandatory evacuation is being sought by the Riverhead Police Department for the area north to Grumman Avenue, east to Edwards Avenue, south to Peconic Avenue, and west to Wading River Manor. The Riverhead Senior Center in Riverhead, has been established as an emergency shelter.

It is urged that those seeking information on the brush fire do not call 9-1-1, but only use that number for emergencies. Further updates will be posted here at http://www.suffolkcountyny.gov, or on Twitter @SuffExecBellone. Additional information can be found on the Suffolk County Fire Rescue and Emergency Services website.  
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