9 departments battle brush fire at Bethpage State Park

Firefighters are on the scene near Carnation Drive in Bethpage, where a brush fire has broken out. The fire is on the grounds of Bethpage

Plumes of thick white smoke could be seen bellowing in the air above the densely wooded area.

Plumes of thick white smoke could be seen bellowing in the air above the densely wooded area. (11/4/13)

BETHPAGE - A brush fire ripped across part of Bethpage State Park this afternoon.

Plumes of thick white smoke could be seen bellowing in the air above the densely wooded area.

State park officials say the flames were sparked just west of the world famous Bethpage Black golf course, and north of the green course.

Nine departments were called to the scene.

It's still unclear what sparked the fire. News 12 meteorologists say that the past few weeks have been extremely dry.

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