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Two-Alarm Structure Fire on Colden Hill Rd. in Newburgh

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NEWBURGH, NY - On Sunday, August 27th at 3:10 P.M., the Coldenham Fire Department was dispatched to 31 Colden Hill Road in the Town of Newburgh response area for the report of smoke in the residence. 

Car 1 arrived on scene at 3:13 P.M. with a heavy smoke condition coming from the third-floor of the residence. Car 1 entered the building and encountered a working fire on the third-floor. At 3:17 P.M., a second-alarm was transmitted, bringing a F.A.S.T. From Washingtonville, ladder from Montgomery, Tanker from Orange Lake, and engines from Walden and City of Newburgh to the scene. Maybrook and Cronomer Valley relocated apparatus to Coldenham Fire Station for standby duty.

By 3:24 P.M., Coldenham firefighters had the main body of fire knocked down. Coldenham firefighters, along with mutual aid departments, continued to operate on scene conducting overhaul and ensuring all fire was completely extinguished. All mutual aid was released from the scene by 4:35 P.M., and Coldenham units remained on scene operating. Coldenham units went available on scene and the standby companies were released shortly after. Coldenham returned to service at 5:47 P.M. 

Coldenham units operating on scene were Car 1, Car 3, Engine 204, Tower Ladder 205, Tanker 203, Rescue 208, and Fire Police 207. Thank you to all our mutual aid companies for the assistance. We would also like to thank Town of Newburgh EMS and PD for the assistance they provided on scene.

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