Monday, May 13, 2019


Fire destroys Newburgh garage - UPDATE!

(photo: Bob McCormick)

NEWBURGH – Fire Sunday morning destroyed a multiple bay garage at 80 Washington Street in Newburgh.

Firefighters were alerted to the fire when a person knocked on a headquarters door to report it.

A church next door had fire impinging on it and the eastern wall and front of the building, said Fire Chief Terry Ahlers.

Firefighters wet down the fames hitting the church and made sure all people were evacuated.

A second alarm was sounded with West Point, Air National Guard, and Cornwall-on-Hudson called to the scene. New Windsor Fire Department was on standby in the city Public Safety Building. Mobile Life Support Services was on standby at the scene.

Police blocked Washington Street during firefighting operations.

The cause of the fire remains under investigation. City DWP was called in with a backhoe to knock down the unstable portion of the garage, which empty.

Two Newburgh firefighters sustained minor injuries.


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