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Garage Fire Damages Boat and Spreads to Home in Newburgh

By BOB MCCORMICK, Correspondent | February 13, 2021 | NEW YORK

Story No. 021321103

Newburgh, NY - The City of Newburgh Fire Department was dispatched to a garage fire at 1 Warden Circle on February 13th. Newburgh Command arrived on scene and requested a second-alarm after seeing flames and black smoke coming from the garage area, which had spread to the residence. The Air National Guard, West Point and Coldenham Fire Departments responded to the scene. City of Newburgh firefighters hit the hydrant off of Memorial Drive, but because it was frozen, additional units stretched hoses to other hydrants. Firefighters used hand lines and ground ladders to extinguish the fire. Central Hudson was called to the scene for a power cut. City of Newburgh Police blocked the entrance off West Street during the incident. The cause of the fire is under investigation.

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