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Police & Fire

FDNY Marine Units are underneath the Gerritsen Inlet Bridge, dousing the beach with water in an effort to quell a brush fire. The fire broke out on the eastern bank of the waterway, across from Plumb Beach. Reader Bill W. sent us the above photo, taken at 1:00 p.m. Brush fires remain an ongoing problem…

Police & Fire

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.