At 04:30 Monday 12/27/1999, Middleburgh VFD in Schoharie County, Upstate NY, was toned for a fully involved structure fire near the Valley Bible Baptist Church off Route 30. Mutual aid at the scene included Schoharie with their 2500 Gallon tanker and their Pierce Midship, Huntersland with their tanker. West Fulton standby their station, Gallupville moved an EN/TA to Schoharie station. Middlburgh chief ordered manpower from Schoharie to be packed up upon arrival.Temperatures at about 10F, so we all know what the equipment will be like. This is fairly close to the village of Middleburgh, so assuming tanker shuttle off hydrants to the scene. Schoharie released their engine at 06:00 from the scene. Middleburgh remains at the scene as of this post. Will update once more details are known.
Fires are terrible anytime, but the weeks around Xmas really stink--for the victims and the firefighters.
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12-27-1999, 09:14 AM #1GACFirehouse.com Guest
Middleburg, NY-Early AM Structure
12-30-1999, 08:57 AM #2GACFirehouse.com Guest
This fire was caused by a child playing with matches in a bedroom. All 8 members of the family were able to get out safely. The modular/double wide manufactured style house was a total loss. Knockdown of fire within 20 minutes but several hours of overhaul kept Middleburgh at the scene until 08:30.
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