2009-08-21 / Top Stories

Tree Falls, Pulling Down Wires, Igniting Fire


Homeowners of 196 Beach 132 Street, right off Rockaway Beach Boulevard on the beach block, speak with firefighters at about 1 p.m. on August 16, after a large tree came down in the backyard, taking down electrical wires and sparking a small fire "that burned itself out," according to fire officials. Photos by Howard Schwach. Homeowners of 196 Beach 132 Street, right off Rockaway Beach Boulevard on the beach block, speak with firefighters at about 1 p.m. on August 16, after a large tree came down in the backyard, taking down electrical wires and sparking a small fire "that burned itself out," according to fire officials. Photos by Howard Schwach. The large tree struck a car parked in the back of the house, but did little damage, officials say. Fire and police apparatus responding to the fire closed off Rockaway Beach Boulevard for about 45 minutes. The large tree struck a car parked in the back of the house, but did little damage, officials say. Fire and police apparatus responding to the fire closed off Rockaway Beach Boulevard for about 45 minutes.

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