Nearly 200 firefighters worked to contain a massive fire that ripped through Staten Island on Friday, November 13th.
The brush fire began on the Oakwood Beach section of the borough, not far from the Mill Road and Kissam Ave intersections. The blaze spread in part due to wind gusts which were reported at speeds of 20 mph.
Initially the heavy winds made it difficult for firefighters to contain the blaze but eventually crews were successful in containing the fire. No injuries or structural damage has been reported.
Most NYC residents don’t have to worry about brush fires in their homes or neighborhoods but this type of incident should serve as a reminder to all of us. Have you take the proper cautionary steps to reduce the risk of fire? Do you have an evacuation plan in the event a fire occurs? Fire happens quickly and in some cases, like this Staten Island fire spreads rapidly. For more information about fire safety click here.