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Pickup Truck Fire Extinguished At New City Getty Station

Engine compartment destroyed, smoke damage to building

 

A pickup truck fire was reported at the Getty Station on North Main Street shortly after 7 p.m. and was put out in about 20 minutes. New City Fire Department Chief Kenny Flynn said the pickup truck was in one of the service station's bays. Its engine compartment was on fire and wound up being destroyed and the building suffered smoke damage. 

The New City Fire Department responded along with the West Nyack and Congers fire departments, paramedics and Clarkstown Police.  The incident is being investigated. Police directed traffic along North Main Street and at the intersection with Congers Road. The business was closed at the time of the fire. There were no injuries reported. 

Maureen May 09, 2012 at 02:17 AM
Listen up Supervisor Gromack!   You have just had a preliminary warning of why we will never permit any continuation, extension, expansion, etc etc of the sale of gasoline at the corner of Bardonia Road and Route 304.   We have an elementary school less that 500 feet away from that site and a car fire at that location pouring black smoke into classrooms filled with children is not going to be permitted.  The sooner your planning board, ZBA, building inspector, zoning inspector and all of your attorneys understand this the sooner Mr Bergstol might get his head off gas and onto something that involves light shopping for which I am told this site is zoned by those who know the codes.
mike sullivan May 09, 2012 at 12:03 PM
This had nothing to do with the sale of gasoline! It was inside the service bay,which Quick Check will not have You could have a engine fire start in a vehicle just sitting in the strip mall Quick Check will get built
Mike S May 09, 2012 at 06:53 PM
seriously? if you're looking to avoid a situation like this from happening near Bardonia Elem, you have to ban all motor vehicles from the Bardonia School property as well. Car/vehicle fires happen anywhere and everywhere, including school parking lots or on and around the roads near the school. which is within your 500 ft. while you have a right to your opinion about the quick check being built, this was not the article to voice your concern. This was a car fire, that happened to be in a service station. nothing to do with the dangers of a certain type of establishment and the area its in.
Maureen May 10, 2012 at 10:48 PM
Mike and MS   First the company that I think you are attempting to endorse is a QuickChek not a Quick Check!   Get your companies straight or I will refer to you as Nike and PS! Who said anything about a QuickChek anyway? Not me! It might be a Walgreens or even a Wawa! You see I work in the middle of these people and I listen to what is going on. My comments were about the sale of gas and enforcement of our zoning codes. Mike: You admit that an engine fire could start sitting in the strip mall ...... MS You admit car fires happen anywhere and everywhere ....  What happens when the vehicle is connected to a fuel hose and one has a static discharge ignition?   Ever seen one?  I have!   Big and black! MS  Thank you for admitting I have a right to my opinion.  As to where I will voice it ... that is also my right! My comment was primarily about zoning codes.   This site is zoned for light shopping and the non-conforming use to sell gasoline has expired.  If the Town upholds its zoning laws we, the citizens, including the two of you, are protected.   Mr. Bergstol is free to develop his site ..... legally! I trust that the integrity of those on the planning board and ZBA will serve us well as this goes forward. And when Mr. Bergstol is out in public he should take care to look around and see who is sitting close by should he wish to offer comments about the residents in Bardonia. ;-) This is my final comment to the two of you.
Mike S May 14, 2012 at 09:38 PM
"First the company that I think you are attempting to endorse is a QuickChek not a Quick Check! Get your companies straight or I will refer to you as Nike and PS!" Answer: thank you for the correction, when a person does grammar or spelling corrections on a news website, you know they really have no ammunition for the argument at all. "What happens when the vehicle is connected to a fuel hose and one has a static discharge ignition? Ever seen one? I have! Big and black!" Answer: im a firefighter, so yes i've seen one. all car fires are big and black, connected to a gas hose or not "MS Thank you for admitting I have a right to my opinion. As to where I will voice it ... that is also my right!" Answer: your 100% correct, but you voiced it in the wrong spot. period In conclusion, this article had nothing to do with QuickChek OR Quick Check. or any kind of zoning laws. this was an incident that also had nothing to do with a car being connected to the pumps, the type of establishment, or anything you voiced your concern about. "This is my final comment to the two of you." Answer: on behalf of all Patch readers, id like to thank you
Maureen May 14, 2012 at 10:06 PM
MS I did not correct your grammar or spelling - I corrected your ignorance.
Mike S May 15, 2012 at 07:41 PM
to come back and say its QuickChek and not Quick Check, is a spelling correction. i knew the company, spelt it wrong. btw, love how many people commented on here supporting your concern. I had no opinion before this about the QUICKCHEK being built in Bardonia. After dealing with you, i really hope it gets built...

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