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Sun. Dec 29th 2019
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Mon. Mar 25th 2019
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House Fire 12-19-13
Fri. Dec 20th 2013

The Cottekill Volunteer Fire Company along with High Falls & Stone Ridge FireCompanies, were dispatched to a house fire at 1:12 am on Thursday morning. Upon arrival Stone Ridge Chief confirmed a working fire. Cottekill Chief (responding on the first due Engine) requested a 2nd alarm. Heavy fire was showing from the front of the house when the first 2 Engines arrived. All occupants were out of the house prior to arrival. The initial attack was defensive with (2) 1 3/4" and (2) 2 1/2" lines. The fire was under control within 45 min. but an extensive overhaul process kept units on scene until approx 5:30 am. 

Additional aid for water supply and firefighting crews were from Marbletown, Bloomington, Rosendale, Tillson and Kripplebush. Stanby units were called from Accord and Rifton. Mobile Life Support Services was on scene to evaluate the family as well as standby for firefighting crews. We were also assisted by the Ulster County Fire Coordinators Office and the Ulster County Fire Investigation Unit. The cause of the fire was discarded ashes from a wood stove left outside. The wrap around porch caught fire and extended into the structure at multiple points. 

The family was put in touch with the American Red Cross for relocation and other necessities. Additionally the Rondout Vally High School is collecting monetary donations for the family's day to day needs. Once a formal list of material items is generated the school will let us know and we will update the website as well as our Facebook pages. 



There is now a website to make monetary donations. We encourage everyone who can to visit this website and help this family! 

At the moment a list of material items needed has not been provided to us. If such a list is, we will be sure to pass it along. Thank you again!!!!


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