Inspectors from Tennessee assist with BK tornado recovery

(09/28/10) PROSPECT PARK - Members of Tennessee's National Forest Service were in Brooklyn today helping with the tornado cleanup.

The service has about 57 of what they call "hotshot crews," that go deep into the woods to fight some of the nation's most dangerous forest fires. Today, they were in Brooklyn inspecting many of the trees in Prospect Park. Many of the trees experienced wind damage and the 21-man crew says that is when trees become most dangerous. They say wind damage can leave invisible stress points on trees and they can fall under their own weight, without any warning.

The group says it arrived on Sunday and has been working nonstop ever since. It plans to stay in Brooklyn until the job is finished, which members say could take all week.

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