Cronomer Valley Fire Dept. was dispatched to a structure fire at 49 Ramblewood Drive in the Town of Newburgh at 8:48 p.m., Thursday, April 4.
Cronomer Valley Firefighters arrived on scene within 3 minutes to the three-story residence and found heavy fire involving the total front of the building and impinging into the attic space. Second and third alarms were sounded to bring additional manpower and resources as all residents were accounted for outside and an exterior attack was made. The fire was knocked down within 45 minutes and interior crews continued overhaul until after midnight.
In addition to a full response from Cronomer Valley FD, Mutual Aid was requested from Plattekill FD Tankers, Middlehope FD Ladder and Engine, City of Newburgh FAST Team, Winona Lake Eng. Co. Engine, and Stewart ANG Tanker. Goodwill FD Engine, and Coldenham Brush Truck were called to the scene to handle a secondary exposure brush fire. Plattekill FD also provided standby coverage in Cronomer Valley’s quarters. Town of Newburgh EMS stood by at scene and one firefighter injury was reported. Central Hudson was called to make a power cut.
Town of Newburgh Fire Investigators have been investigating the cause. Preliminary findings indicate discarded smoking material in the front of house was the cause of the fire fueled by flammable materials in the area and recent windy and dry conditions.