Brush fire scorches nearly 10 acres of Edgewood Preserve
Another brush fire sprung up on Long Island today.
Firefighters spent all day putting out a brush fire that scorched nearly 10 acres of the Edgewood Preserve in Brentwood.
Nearly two dozen fire departments were called in to help fight the fire that started around 2 p.m. this afternoon.
The preserve is owned by the State Department of Environmental Conservation. The DEC says the recent lack of rainfall and scorching temperatures created tinderbox conditions.
Firefighters will be at the preserve throughout the night and will return tomorrow to make sure the fire is completely extinguished, according to the DEC.
Four firefighters were treated for heat exhaustion, according to officials.