Firefighters battle brush fire in Washington Heights

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Friday, April 24, 2015
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WASHINGTON HEIGHTS (WABC) -- Firefighters are on the scene of a brush fire Thursday night in northern Manhattan.

The fire broke out at West 164th Street and Edgecombe Avenue in the Washington Heights section.

City officials issued a notification to expect smoke, traffic delays, and a presence of emergency personnel and vehicles in the area.

The NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene advises avoiding smoke exposure from fires by closing windows while indoors and reducing outdoor activity where smoke is present.