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A series of ten small fires erupted on Tuesday afternoon in New York City’s iconic Central Park, specifically in the northeastern section near Harlem, Your Content has learned.
The incident required the swift intervention of approximately 60 firefighters to extinguish the flames.
The New York City Police Department (NYPD) has categorized the fires as acts of arson, suspecting deliberate human involvement.
The Fire Department of New York (FDNY) responded to reports of a fire near Central Park and West 110th Street around 1:20 pm.
Upon arrival, the FDNY discovered a total of ten fires ablaze in the area. Fortunately, their prompt action and coordinated efforts led to the successful containment and extinguishing of all the fires.
While most of the fires were relatively small in size, one stood out as slightly larger than the others.
Visual evidence shared on social media showcased the ground engulfed in flames, consuming fallen leaves and nearby brush.
Authorities are now diligently investigating the incident to identify the culprit(s) responsible for these dangerous acts of arson in Central Park.
The safety of the park and its visitors remains a top priority for local authorities, who are determined to ensure swift justice in this case, according to The Daily Advent.