UPDATE: The New City Fire Department was alerted to a fire at Floral Palace on South Main Street Thursday at 10:08 a.m. and put it out within about 15 minutes after arriving on the scene, according to New City Fire Department Chief Kenny Flynn.
“It was a pretty easy one,” he said. “We haven’t had an easy one like that in a while.”
There were no injuries to civilians or firefighters, Flynn said. The New City Fire Department was assisted by the Hillcrest and West Nyack fire departments.
The fire went up and tore through part of the ceiling. The firefighters also knocked out many of the windows in the store.
“There were a lot of flowers in there, and a lot of plastic items,” Flynn said. “That caused some nasty, nasty smoke, so we had to knock out the windows to get some ventilation into the store to get rid of the smoke.”
While firefighters removed many of the damaged items from the store, not all flowers were destroyed. Some flowers were preserved in a cooler and were still even a bit cool after the fire had been put out. The fire inspector was on the scene Thursday afternoon to try and determine a cause. According to the Clarkstown Police Department, the preliminary investigation indicates the cause might have been electrical.
An early morning fire at Floral Palace in New City was quickly put out by New City Fire Department with assistant from the Hillcrest and West Nyack fire departments. New City Fire Chief Kenny Flynn said there were no injuires and the fire inspector was investigating to determine the cause. Chief Flynn said the blaze was put in about 15 minutes. Floral Palace is located at 246 South Main Street in the Clarkstown Plaza.