Apartment fire in CVFD
Morning commuters were rerouted on Rt 300 in the Town of Newburgh this morning due to a structure fire near the intersection of Jeanne Drive and Rt 300. Multiple calls came in at 7:45 am for a house on fire in the Cronomer Valley Fire District. Cronomer Valley was dispatched at 7:46 and CVFD Car 2 Rob Dorrmann arrived within minutes to find fire ripping out a second story apartment at 1602 Rt 300. A second alarm was sounded and Car 1 Juan Moreno took command a minute later with heavy fire in the rear of two story structure. Automatic Mutual Aid was dispatched from Goodwill FD, Winona Lake and Orange Lake, Plattekill FD and City of Newburgh FAST Team. Additional Ladder and Engine was dispatched from Middlehope FD due to Engine 306 and Tower 301 being out of service. The fire was under control within 45 minutes and no injuries were reported. Firefighters rescued a dog from the fire and administered life support and transported to Flannery Veterinarian Hospital by TON EMS. Town of Newburgh Fire Investigators were on scene to investigate the cause of the fire that appeared to be electrical. The road was shut down for two hours due to apparatus blocking the road while overhaul took place. Standbys were filled by Cornwall-on-Hudson, Coldenham, Plattekill, and Winona Lake Eng. Co.. Central Hudson was called for a power cut and TON EMS stoodby at scene.
Photos credit to Mike Mushlit, Bob McCormick, and Vinnie Dominick