Home Destroyed by Fire in Cronomer Valley
Cronomer Valley Fire Dept. was dispatched to a structure fire at 49 Ramblewood Drive in the Town of Newburgh NY at 8:48 pm, Thursday, April 4th 2019. CVFD Chief Juan Moreno arrived on scene within 3 minutes to the three-story residence and found heavy fire involving the total front of the building and impinging into the attic space. Second and third alarms were sounded to bring additional manpower and resources as all residents were accounted for outside and an exterior attack was made. The fire was knocked down within 45 minutes and interior crews continued overhaul until after midnight.
In addition to a full response from Cronomer Valley FD, Mutual Aid was requested from Plattekill FD Tankers, Middlehope FD Ladder and Engine, City of Newburgh FAST Team, Winona Lake Eng. Co. Engine, and Stewart ANG Tanker. Goodwill FD Engine, and Coldenham Brush Truck were called to the scene to handle a secondary exposure brush fire. Plattekill FD also provided standby coverage in Cronomer Valley’s quarters. TON EMS stood-by at scene and one firefighter injury was reported. Central Hudson was called to make a power cut, Town of Newburgh Fire Investigators have been investigating the cause. Preliminary findings indicate discarded smoking material in the front of house was the cause of the fire fueled by flammable materials in the area and recent windy and dry conditions.
Photos credit of Mike Mushlit. John Miller, and Robert McCormick.
This fire took off once the porch ignited and was fully involved within minutes. If you encounter this situation, make sure you get out and stay out. We want to remind everyone of the danger of open burning this time of year. If you empty a woodstove or smoking materials, make sure they are totally extinguished by dousing with water or placing them in a fire safe container.