Firefighters battle smoldering mulch pile fire

Firefighters are battling a smoldering mulch pile fire in Briarcliff Manor today.



Officials say a huge pile of brush, branches, leaves and mulch started smoking around 9:30 a.m. at the Mount Pleasant dump on Claybird Lane.



Since there are no hydrants in the area, crews have had to shuttle 3,000-gallon tankers back and forth from the site.



Investigators aren't sure how the fire started. They say it is fortunate there are no homes in the area.



The dump been a problem spot in the past when there's hot and dry weather. Last year, a similar pile began smoldering and it took them hours to douse.


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