BROOKLYN, N.Y. - It took firefighters in Brooklyn about five hours to get a massive brush fire in Brooklyn under control Tuesday night.
The fire broke out sometime in the afternoon just south of the Belt Parkway near Bay 44th Street in Gravesend.
Investigators say the fire burned through wooden debris and trees that had been cut down after Tropical Storm Isaias.
"There were no hydrants in the park, we had significantly long stretches and which required two satellites companies to stretch six inch yellow hose to get water to the location. We wound up using three tower ladders, four hand lines, multiple units to surround this fire," said FDNY Deputy Chief Phil Solimeo.
Flames, smoke and ash billowed into the sky for hours as the fire expanded to the size of two football fields.
Firefighters were able to keep the flames from spreading to a nearby sports complex.
No injuries were reported and the cause of the fire is still under investigation.