Fishkill, Dutchess County, NY - On Wednesday, January 26, 2005 at about 4:45 p.m. the Rombout Fire Company and Alamo EMS were dispatched for a possible garage fire.
A few minutes later an officer from the Town of Fishkill Police arrived to confirm heavy smoke emitting from the garage area. Rombout Assistant Chief John Luccarello requested a second alarm for tankers and a fast team from the Village of Fishkill.
Firefighters battled heavy fire conditions but were able to control the fire in about 20 minutes.
During the course of the primary search firefighters rescued a cat that was in the residence.
The fire was declared out about an hour later.
The fire destroyed the garage and its contents was held by firefighters to that area. Some fire damage to the main house, but damage was caused by heat, water and smoke.
The Rombout Fire Company was also assisted by the Chelsea, Glenham, East Fishkill, and North Highlands (Putnam County) fire departments, the town building department, and the City of Beacon Fire Department provided stand by coverage for Rombout.
The Dutchess County Fire Investigation Team assisted with the investigation. The fire remains under investigation.