More than a dozen fire departments are battling a brush fire that broke out Saturday morning in Kings Point Park.

A dispatcher at a Great Neck fire department said about 16 departments were on the scene. He said the fire is in the park and that there’s no threat to homes in the area.

Firefighters have been battling the brush fire for about 12 hours, he said, adding that the first calls started coming in at 7:30 a.m.


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