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Sunday, January 15, 2012

Six-Alarm Fire in Cornwall, New York 1.15.12

A raging 6th-alarm blaze was rang out at 10:50 a.m. today at an industrial park at 2 Mill Street, located in the Town of Cornwall, Orange County, New York.

The complex which previously housed the "First Carpet Mill Company" in the early 20th century was turned into an industrial park.

Thirty minutes after the initial response to the fire scene it was reported that a "defensive" firefighting operation was started, with firefighters pulling back as a third alarm was quickly sounded that developed into a six-alarm response. Incident Command quickly made the call to pulled all roof crews off the structures roofs, making accountability of all firefighters, and had Orange County Dispatch make the county wide radio transmission that all firefighting operation are a "all exterior attack." It was also passed on by Incident Command that there were no persons inside the structures on fire.

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Fourteen Orange County New York fire companies responded to the fire scene, with more than 150 firefighters battling the raging fire. It was reported that at around 4:30 p.m,. one fire fighter was injured and transported to a local hospital for treatment.

Cornwall FD Fire Chief Update:

The Cornwall Fire Chief Pat Hines stated that the fire is contained and that "There's no injuries yet."

Here is additional video of the 6-alarm fire...

Local authorities have not reported any injuries at this fire thus far. Orange County emergency personnel and firefighters were reported also continuing working the fireground site into Sunday evening, and that the cause to the fire is under investigation.

(The usual disclaimers: I am not a journalist; This is a blog that expresses an outlook and is not conclusive in any shape or manner.)

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