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Two-Alarm Structure Fire in Middle Hope

By BOB MCCORMICK, Correspondent | March 19, 2021 | NEW YORK

Story No. 031921102

MIDDLE HOPE, NY - The Middle Hope FD responded to a reported structure fire at 5151 State Route 9W on March 19th. Command arrived on scene and requested a second-alarm sounded, bringing in City of Newburgh as the FAST, GoodWill, and Cronomer Valley Fire Departments. Orange Lake and Winona Lake Fire Departments were on stand by in quarters, while the New Windsor FD stood by in Goodwill FD quarters. Firefighters stretched three hand lines and extinguished fire found inside the building. Additional manpower checked for any extension and started overhauling the building. Route 9W was closed northbound at Fostertown Road and southbound by Old Balmville Road during the incident. Orange County Coordinator 36-1, Deputies 36-5-36-13-36-15 and Town of Newburgh EMS were also at the scene. Central Hudson was called for a power cut, and Town of Newburgh Building Inspectors were also requested to respond.

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