NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Police are investigating after firefighters discovered the bodies of two men while battling a brush fire in Queens.
Flames broke out just before 4:30 a.m. Wednesday at 159th Avenue and 78th Street in Howard Beach.
“I heard fire engines. These weeds go up so often that it’s just common,” resident Jack Taravella told CBS 2’s Weijia Jiang.
As firefighters started to fight the heavy flames, they discovered the bodies of two adult black males in a grassy area adjacent to the Belt Parkway, police said.