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Man Dies in New Windsor House Fire

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February 13, 2022 | NEW YORK BRIAN BATES, Correspondent
This article is a direct street report from our correspondent and has not been edited by the 1st Responder newsroom.

NEW Windsor, NY - At 1903 hours on February 13, 2022 Washingtonville Fire Department was dispatched to a reported house on fire at 17 Shaw Road in the Town of New Windsor. Washingtonville Car 2 (VanRiper) and Engine 584 responded in under 3 minutes.

Upon arrival of 1st Asst. Chief VanRiper a large volume of fire was found coming from a 1.5 story private house. A 2nd alarm was transmitted bringing multiple mutual aid departments to the scene.

Engine 584 arrived and began a primary search and stretching hose lines. As 584’s crew entered the front door, a victim was found a few feet inside the door. The male victim was removed from the structure however his injuries were too severe to begin any type of life saving measures.

Washingtonville firefighters and mutual aid companies placed 3 hand lines in service to extinguish the fire as well as completed thorough searches of the residence. No additional victims were located in the house.

There were 2 minor injuries to firefighters during the incident, neither of which required medical treatment.

The incident commander for this fire was Asst. Chief Christopher VanRiper.

Washingtonville was assisted by fire departments from; Salisbury Mills, Chester, Vails Gate, Coldenham, Campbell Hall, Maybrook, Cornwall, Montgomery and South Blooming Grove. Woodbury Fire Department was on standby at Washingtonville’s firehouse.

The cause of the fire is currently being investigated by The New Windsor Police and The Town of New Windsor Office of Fire Prevention.

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BRIAN BATESCorrespondent

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