On Saturday evening, May 2nd 2015 the Palisades Interstate Parkway Police Department received numerous calls from Westchester County residents reporting smoke and fire on the side of the Palisades cliffs in the Alpine NJ Section. Officers responded as well as the Alpine NJ Fire Department. Alpine Fire discovered a heavy smoke condition coming from the cliff north of Alpine Boat Basin and south of State Line Lookout.
Crews deployed on foot into the woods to find the seat of the fire. Additional fire marine assets were requested for water supply and manpower assistance. The fire continued to travel up the cliff as well as north and south of the original area. Due to the treacherous conditions, firefighters were delayed in getting control of the fire before it could consume a 300×300 area. The fire was brought under control shortly before midnight.
Fortunately, no one was injured during this incident.