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New City Fire Department Battles Central Avenue House Fire

Volunteers from neighboring departments called in to assist at blaze just off the Palisades Interstate Parkway.

The New City Fire Department, with help from neighboring departments, is battling a fire on Central Avenue in New City, just off Little Tor Road at Germonds Road near the Palisades Interstate Parkway.

As firefighter arrived at the 7 Central Ave. home, the blaze had already done extensive damage and firefighters were investigating reports that someone might have been trapped in the house.

Firefighters from Congers and Nanuet were also assisting, along with police and medical crews called in to standby.

KEVIN April 21, 2012 at 03:30 AM
Hillcrest(Dept.6),Nanuet(Dept.8),Congers(Dept.3) to scene of fire. Theills(Dept.26) & Haverstraw(Dept.4) standing by at New City's Firehouse.
KEVIN April 21, 2012 at 03:34 AM
Fire dept dispatched at 2230hrs. Fire control(44-Control) advise caller states smoke in basement,possible structure fire.44 Control then advises possible senior citizen on 1st floor or on 2nd floor.
KEVIN April 21, 2012 at 04:51 AM
Spring Valley(Dept.17)&West Nyack(Dept.24) to scene of fire for manpower.Dept.3,6 & 8 were relieve at scene.
William Demarest April 21, 2012 at 05:50 AM
An elderly New City woman was killed in the fire; a New City volunteer firefighter was briefly trapped in a collapsed staircase and suffered minor burns on his neck and right ear.

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