Firefighters quell 3-acre brush fire in West Nyack

News 12 obtained Clarkstown Police Department drone video of the conditions overhead and was on the scene as multiple fire departments took turns sending fire fighters in to knock it down.

Blaise Gomez

Nov 8, 2022, 6:56 PM

Updated 564 days ago

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A cloud of smoke could be seen for miles Tuesday as authorities battled a three-acre brush fire in West Nyack. 
News 12 obtained Clarkstown Police Department drone video of the conditions overhead and was on the scene as multiple fire departments took turns sending firefighters in to knock it down.
Central Nyack fire officials say the brush fire started in a rocky and wooded area near Strawberry Hill Lane and Route 303 that’s owned by Rockland County. 
News 12 found a hiking trail nearby the scene. Authorities say it’s not yet known if someone accidentally caused the fire. 
Neighbors seemed alarmed by the activity. 
“I hope everything’s alright, hope everyone’s safe and hope it didn’t get into anyone’s house or anything," said Fareed Qumbargi. 
Fire officials say the wind and wooded terrain complicated firefighting efforts but reported most of the fire was out by mid-afternoon. 
They say no one was hurt and that houses nearby were not affected. 
Officials say the cause of the fire is under investigation.


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