Crews respond to brush fire near Canarsie Pier

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Fire crews responded to a brush fire Saturday near the Canarsie Pier and the Paerdegat Basin Bridge.

Fire officials say the flames sparked around 2 p.m. and were brought under control in about two hours.

Video shows smoke billowing into the sky as helicopters from the NYPD's Aviation Unit use a so-called "bambi bucket" to douse the flames with water.

Fire marshals are investigating the cause of the fire.

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