Firefighter Injured in Brush Fire

A Nyack Village Firefighter was injured while responding to a brush fire on High Avenue on Monday afternoon. According to Nyack Deputy Fire Chief, Vincent Reid, the fire started near the Exit 11 ramp off the Thruway, and may have accidentally been started by welders working on a hotel construction site in the area. Reid stated that twenty-five firefighters responded and worked to control the fire within a half an hour, and the Thruway entrance ramp was closed for a short time. The man, whose name was not included in the report, was injured when he fell off a wet beam and landed on his back and was taken to Nyack Hospital. The dry weather is not helping to prevent fires, this past weekend there was a brush fire on about five acres in Montebello. According to Fire Chief Chris Szklany on Saturday afternoon the Tallman Fire Department spent hours fighting the brush fire and a strong breeze that was threatening to spread the flames. At the same time there was a small fire in the wooded area off Rome Avenue in bedford Hills.

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