At approximately 16:40, the Pearl River Fire Department was dispatched for an electrical fire at 52 South Middletown Road. Orangetown Police confirmed a smoke condition and an active fire in one of the upstairs apartments. Upon arrival, Assistant Chief Sampath established command of the incident and requested a Firefighter Search & Assist Team from Department 11 (Orangeburg FD) and an Engine with manpower from Department 8 (Nanuet FD). 12-Tower arrived shortly after Chief Sampath, the Tower crew conducted a quick primary search of the second floor and began “opening up” and knocking down the fire with the can. The 12-1750’s crew stretched a line to the fire floor and extinguished the main body of fire. Crews from 12-1250 & 12-2000 assisted in overhaul. All units were back in service by 18:00 Hours.
Units Involved: 12-1, 12-2, 12-Tower, 12-1750, 12-2000, 12-1250, 8-1, 8-3, 8-1750, 11-1, 11-2, 11-3, 11-EQ, 44-5, 44-6, Orangetown Police, and the Orangetown Fire Inspector (Car 1).