Nearly 60 years ago, 100 homes were destroyed, as three different fires simultaneously burned through multiple Staten Island neighborhoods.

On April 20, 1963, also known as Black Saturday, a total of three large brush fires began in Rossville, Tottenville, and Mariners Harbor. In their wake, the fires caused more than $2 million of property damage and left over 500 people homeless.
– PUB DATE: 4/26/2021 12:00:00 AM – SOURCE: Staten Island Advance
Source: SEAFC National Fire News

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