Firefighters Extinguish Two-Alarm Brush Fire

Firefighters Extinguish Two-Alarm Brush Fire

No injuries were reported in a brush fire that took place Sunday in Howard Beach.

According to New York Fire Department (FDNY) officials, calls began coming in around 5:25 p.m. on Feb. 5 reporting a brush fire on the side of the bridge on 78th Street and 161st Avenue.

Engine 331 and ladder truck No. 173 responded to the scene.

Within 10 minutes of the initial 911 call, around 5:35 p.m., the brush fire was elevated to a two-alarm fire. Such a blaze requires 106  firefightersto respond. Fire officials confirmed that 106 firefighters were indeed at the scene. They had the blaze under control within an hour, at approximately 6:28 p.m.

Fire officials confirmed there were no civilians or emergency responders hurt at the scene. The cause of the fire is still under investigation.

By Jean-Paul Salamanca

Forum Newsgroup Photo by Robert Stridiron


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