Gallery: Warm, Dry Weather Raises Brush Fire Concerns in NYC

As temperatures continue to rise (um, a high of 86 today?!) and rains continue to evade us, brush fires are becoming a very real danger for New Yorkers. Last week, more than 100 firefighters stopped a blaze in Central Park, and a massive fire in Freshkills Park on Staten Island took more than 17 hours to extinguish. While brush fires and wildfires are an annual concern for more rural areas during fire season, the unusually hot and dry weather is making the same true for NYC.

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