VIDEO: Firefighters Drive Through Brush Fire

Southampton Fire Department members ride brush truck in wlidfire.

sent 30 firefighters to the Brookhaven and Riverhead brush fires for two days, including Capt. Jason Poremba, driver Rich Grodski, rear crew leader Dean McNamara, and rear crew hose team Edgar Franklin, Brian Cooke and Robin Owens.

"Surrounded by fire and heavy smoke made it a difficult job for all," McNamara said. "The video does not depict how crazy it was."

Poremba shot the video from inside the cab of a brush truck on Monday, the first day of the fire.

SuzyScuba April 15, 2012 at 12:31 PM
Terrifying. Tremendously brave firemen.
Loretta Lynch April 15, 2012 at 03:09 PM
I could not open the video but I thank you for posting it. God Bless all the firefighters.
Christine Martin April 15, 2012 at 05:34 PM
Thank you, thank you, thank you! to all those firefighters for enduring the heat, and the danger and getting this potentially devastating brushfire under control. Words cannot describe the admiration I feel for these fearless men who are called on to demonstrate their heroism regularly. I feel so bad for the nesting birds, turtles ands other wildlife that didn't make it.


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