Firefighters tackle golf course brush fire in Northampton

07/01/2014 5:56 PM |
Flanders Fire Department volunteers fighting a much fire Tuesday afternoon. (Credit: Carrie Miller)

Flanders Fire Department volunteers fighting a much fire Tuesday afternoon. (Credit: Carrie Miller)

Firefighters were called to extinguish a brush fire hidden in the woods of a Northampton area golf course Tuesday afternoon.

Flanders, Riverhead, and East Quogue departments were all called to the Hampton Hills Golf and Country Club off County Road 31 about 3:45 p.m., said Flanders Fire Chief Joe Petit.

Chief Petit described the fire as small, as water tankers from different departments took turns entering the woods, spraying water on smoking brush.

The smell of smoke could be detected by drivers from as far as exit 63 on Sunrise Highway, police at the scene said.

Fire officials were wrapping up as of 5:30 p.m.

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