A fire at Dan Allen Cleaners at 222
South Main Street in New City left one employee injured on Friday. The New City
Fire Department arrived at the scene around 5 p.m. and discovered the fire was
in a commercial-sized clothes dryer. It had originally been reported as a
Fire Chief Kenny Flynn said employees had knocked the majority
of the fire out with an extinguisher before firefighters arrived. He said one employee suffered burns to
his right arm and was treated at the scene by Rockland Paramedics and EMTs from
the Congers-Valley Cottage Ambulance Corps, who took him to the hospital. New
City firefighters remained at the scene for about a half hour.
The Congers and Hillcrest fire departments
also responded but returned to their stations once the source of the fire was
discovered. Clarkstown police directed traffic and handled crowd control. The
Clarkstown Fire Inspector was investigating the cause of the blaze.