Car Into House / Structure Fire (Sickletown Road)

Posted on October 6, 2017

      On October 6th at 02:08 hours, the Pearl River Fire Department was dispatched to a car into a house at 2 Sickletown Road, Pearl River. 44- Control advised Chief Matt Lewis (12-1) that a car was confirmed to be lodged into the house with a possible occupant trapped. Orangetown Police advised that the vehicle was now on fire. When 12-1 arrived, Chief Lewis quickly upgraded the incident as a working structure fire. 

      12-Tower, 12-1500 and 12-1250 responded to the scene. Their crews began fire suppression. While attacking the car fire, 1st Lt. Shaun Ruocco (12-5-1) and Captain Kevin Smellegar (12-4) noticed the car severed the gas service to the house. The severed gas line was feeding the fire, causing it to spread.  As the incident progressed the fire auto-exposed into the 1st floor and attic of the home.  With the help of our mutual aid companies the fire was extinguished within the hour.

       The Nanuet FD, Orangeburg FD, West Nyack FD, Nyack FD, Tappan FD, Montvale FD, the Rockland County Technical Rescue Team responded. Pearl River Ambulance and Rockland Paramedic Services provided EMS coverage. The South Spring Valley fire department provided fire coverage while Pearl River units were working the incident.