With the temperature near 10 degrees and snow falling, Station 34 was dispatched at 04:29hrs for the Engine to the scene of a working structure fire in Wurtsboro. The fire was on Kingston Ave (Route 209). 34-11 responded with a crew and as they approached the scene they received orders for all interior firefighters to the front door of the structure. Upon our arrival, Wurtsboro had 2 attack lines operating on the second floor. Heavy fire was still showing on the second floor and attic. The crew from 34-11 was directed to relieve the Wurtsboro crew. The crew made their way to the second floor to work the rear rooms on the 3/4 side of the structure. There was heavy fire above the crew in the attic area and they began pulling the ceiling and walls. Bloomingburg and Wurtsboro moved up a small stairway into a room above the second floor to try and find a way to the attic area. The crew along with Bloomingburg and Wurtsboro crews were able to get water into the attic and slow down the spread of the fire and save the roof. The old construction had many voids and made for a difficult overhaul. Otisville's Tower was brought into the scene to help with overhaul on the 4 side of the structure. Crew members from 34-11 assisted Otisville in the Tower with overhaul. 34-31 was on stand by in Wurtsboro's station and was then moved to the scene. Tankers from Summitville and Ellenville were on scene along with an Engines from Bloomingburg and Bullville. Otisville's Tanker and manpower was on stand by in Station 34.
34-31 was returned to Wurtsboro's station for stand by and responded to a call for wires down at Pine Street and Second Street in the village of Wurtsboro. 34-11 also responded. The units quickly cleared and 34-11 returned to the scene of the structure fire and 34-31 went back on stand by in Wurtsboro's station.
See the "Pictures" section for more photos.
34-1, 34-2, 34-11 and 34-31 responded. All units were back in service at 11:00hrs.
Help us find you in an emergency!
If you live in the Westbrookville Fire District, click on the link above to order a Blue 911 Address Marker. The markers are reflective and will assist First Responders to find your driveway when seconds count.