Brooklynites out enjoying Sunday’s pleasant weather got a surprise when a fire ignited in a wooded area in Prospect Park.
Three engines and one ladder responded to a call at Prospect Park West and 9th Street at approximately 3:19pm Sunday afternoon, the FDNY states. The fire was under control just after 6pm.
There were no injuries and the cause of the fire is still under investigation.
While the FDNY was able to get the fire under control quickly, it certainly looked like a dramatic scene.
Many visitors to the park posted photos on social media showing mostly fire trucks and clouds of smoke. NYC Council Member Brad Lander gave a shout-out to the FDNY on Twitter, thanking them for their quick response “to save Brooklyn’s only native forest.”