An estimated two dozen brush fires sparked between Congers and Stony Point early Friday afternoon have prompted the evacuation of over 100 Clarkstown homes and warnings from officials to avoid the are the area between Old Haverstraw Road and Route 303. There have been no reported injuries among home owners, though three fire fighters have suffered from heat exhaustion while containing the blaze. Preliminary reports shared by the County Executives office suggest that the fires were caused by sparks along the CSX train line from Congers to Stony Point. . Train operations on that line have been halted as fire companies continue their work
At 5:20 PM County Officials reported that three quarters of the fire are under control.
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