With dry, windy conditions, large brush fires blazed for hours on Staten Island. Hundreds of firefighters responded to the blazes—some units need to be called from Brooklyn. At least three fires were reported (one climbed to six alarms, another climbed to five); the Staten Island Advance reports that at one fire in Great Kills Park, "A unit was trapped between two patches of fire, but escaped without harm, according to transmissions and a source at the scene."
The six-alarm Great Kills Park fire is near Hylan Boulevard and Buffalo Street and was just determined "under control." Another stubborn fire is near Woodrow Road, behind some condos, in Arden Heights.