At approximately 1620 hours Orange County 911 began receiving calls of a "structure fire" on Heard Road in the Tomahawk Lake area of the town of Blooming Grove. Conflicting reports were being received as to whether it was a residential fire or a shed on fire. Car 1 (Skelly) and Car 3 (Bates) along with E-584 and T-579 were responding within 3 minutes. Updated reports were received that this was a shed fire that has extended into a residence. Upon arrival of Car 1 he found a well involved shed with extension to the first and second floor of the residence. A 2nd alarm was transmitted for box 49-40. Upon arrival of E-584 they stretched a line and split their crew with 3 members getting the line into position and 2 members performing a primary search of the residence. Fire was found consuming the first floor living room and part of the dining room. T-579 arrived and placed multiple ground ladders and proceeded to the 2nd floor to search. Units on the 2nd floor found minimal extension. SMFD TA-557 arrived, stretched a back up line and assisted with opening up. Units remained on scene for just under 2 hours assisting investigators and hitting hot spots.
Additional units that responded: Washingtonville E-580, TA-577, R-581, Woodbury (FAST), SBGFD E-587, Chester E-914, SMFD TA-547, Campbell Hall E-903 (fill site), Goshen TA-935.
Thanks to Vails Gate and Monroe FD's for standing by while our units operated on scene.