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Massive fire broke out in Rockland County as multiple homes are threatened

A vast response has been mobilized, consisting entirely of volunteer fire departments.

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There are numerous brush fires ablaze in Rockland County, posing a danger to the houses nearby.

Volunteer firefighters are presently engaged in combatting several of these brush fires that are raging along the CSX train line stretching from Congers to Stony Point.

As per the initial reports furnished by Rockland officials, it appears that the fire could have been ignited by sparks emanating from a train traveling in a southerly direction through Congers, Haverstraw, and Stony Point.

According to Clarksdale Town Supervisor George Hoehmann, the fires are spreading from Waltham Avenue to Hazen Lane in Congers, and the fire departments from neighboring towns and residents are making efforts to prevent the flames from reaching the nearby homes.

The situation is somewhat under control, but there are still hot spots that require the use of brush equipment to access the area.

A vast response has been mobilized, consisting entirely of volunteer fire departments.

The arid weather conditions and strong winds have resulted in dense smoke pervading throughout the locality.

Over 100 homes in the vicinity of the fires were evacuated by the Clarkstown police, and authorities are urging individuals to steer clear of the area spanning from Old Haverstraw Road to Route 303. A firefighter has sustained minor injuries, as reported.


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