Top Photos: The Manorville, Ridge Brush Fire of 2012

Check our gallery of some of the most compelling photos from the major Brookhaven blaze.

On Monday, fire departments from across the East End responded to brush fires that started in the towns of Brookhaven and Riverhead — the most serious wildfires eastern Long Island has experienced since 1995. These photos from Patch journalists and readers tell the story of the .

Erin Schultz April 11, 2012 at 02:24 PM
Bob Goida ‎said on Facebook: "!! ATTENTION !! Guardians of Rescue Urgent!!!!! Need volunteers to lend a hand! Guardians of Rescue is heading out to search for animals in need in the areas affected by the brush fire. If you want to help, call 888-287-3864. If you are missing a pet, please call and describe as best you can. We will be out there tonight and through the weekend. We need, man power, water and food."
Brendan J. O'Reilly April 11, 2012 at 03:31 PM
Ray said via Southampton Patch's Facebook page: "All of the firemen and women that were there did one hell of a stop..They all need to be recognized for what they did."
Barbara Salvarezza April 12, 2012 at 12:28 AM
Congrats to all the firemen who risked their lives fighting this horrible brush fire in Ridge and Manorville. Thank you, all, for such a great job in saving the Pine Barrens. We appreciate it your loyalty and expertise. bas


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