Southern Brooklyn

BREAKING: Brush Fire In Gerritsen Beach


A brush fire broke out around 1 p.m. at the southwest corner of Gerittsen Creek just off Burnett Street and Whitney Avenue. Several units of FDNY equipment and firefighters were still battling the widespread blaze at 2:30 p.m.

UPDATE (4:01 p.m.): FDNY is saying the fire is now under control.

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  1. Looks like was on the money.  When I checked the weather this morning, there was a weather alert to watch out for brush fires because conditions were just right for them.

  2. Not sure but I guess dry conditions (lack of rain for a long time) and strong winds, both of which are present today, are needed factors for fire to easily spread when there is a spark.

  3.  But seriously, a dropped ash from a ciogarette could be hot enough to ignite dry reeds. 

    In some cases, it can even be cause by spontaneous combustion.

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