Saturday, April 10, 2010
National Weather Service radar picks up smoke here. Click map to enlarge.
UPDATE 4:36: The Fire Dept. reports that six different areas of brush are on fire. There are eight lines stretched in operation, two tower ladders set up and operating, and one deck gun operating.
UPDATE: 4:50 p.m.: The pockets of fire have been knocked down, no smoke can be seen from Brooklyn.
UPDATE: 5:02 p.m. The FD reports that the fire is out.
According to the Parks Dept., Spring Creek Park Preserve is the largest undeveloped salt marsh in northern Jamaica Bay, and runs between Queens and Brooklyn.
From their web site:
Top photo by MK Metz
Bottom photo courtesy of NYD Dept. of Parks and Rec.
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