A massive marsh fire that threatened the Joseph P. Addabbo Bridge and closed Cross Bay Boulevard for more than two hours brought a three-alarm response from the New York City Fire Department on Friday, May 4. Fire department sources say the fire was called in at 2:53 p.m. and declared under control at 4:20 p.m. Many Rockaway residents were trapped in Howard Beach and had to use the Belt Parkway to get back to Rockaway through the Marine Parkway Bridge instead. Pictured, the scene from the park at the southern end of the bridge. Photos by Howard Schwach and Pete Boriello.