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Three-Alarm Fire Consumes 2 Homes in City of Newburgh

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April 08, 2024 | NEW YORK ORANGE COUNTY, NY FIRE CALLS, Correspondent
This article is a direct street report from our correspondent and has not been edited by the 1st Responder newsroom.

NEWBURGH, NY - The City of Newburgh Fire Dept. was dispatched at 11:22 P.M. on April 8th to a structure fire at 59-61 Carter St.

On arrival, firefighters had two houses involved, and a second-alarm was transmitted. Soon after, Command upgraded Cronomer Valley to the scene for (two) two-story wood-frame houses burning.

Mutual Aid was called in as follows: West Point Fire-1 Engine, Air Guard Fire-1 Engine, Cronomer Valley Fire-1 Engine, Winona Lake Fire-1 Tower Ladder to standby (unable to crew), Cornwall-on-Hudson Fire-1 Tower Ladder, Castle Point Fire-1 Engine to standby, Cornwall Fire-1 Ladder to standby (unable to crew), Coldenham Fire-1 Tower Ladder to standby. 

At the 30-minute status check, six lines were operating and making progress on #59 Carter, with heavy fire still in #61, and all hands working. At the 40-minute status check, six lines were still operating, and the bulk of fire was knocked down. Crews then began opening up, and the fire was placed probably will hold. The Red Cross was contacted for seven displaced people.

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