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Firefighters Battle Structure Fire in Vacant Home in Wesley Hills

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WESLEY HILLS, NY – On Sunday (June 6) at approximately 10:30 pm, the Hillcrest Fire Company was dispatched to a Structure Fire on Timber Trail in Wesley Hills.

While responding, 44-Control advised that Town of Ramapo Police Department was on scene and advised a working fire which prompted Assistant Chief Gessner (6-2) to call for a re-tone. Captain Ben-Jacob (6-4) was first on scene and confirmed the Signal 12 with fire through the roof. 6-Tanker was first due and the crew from the Tanker swiftly forced entry, began a search, and stretched a line to begin the aggressive interior attack. 6-Tower set up to the roof for ventilation and 6-1750 hit the hydrant. As additional apparatus arrived, the manpower was put to work to pull ceilings and operate two additional lines. The great teamwork allowed us to make swift work of the Fire. Departments who also responded; Thiells Fire Department, Monsey Fire Dept, Columbian Engine Co. #1 and Volunteer Hose Company #2.

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VIDEO: Car Engulfed in Flames on NYS Thruway Near West Nyack

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WEST NYACK, NY – At approximately 3pm on Friday (June 18, 2021), the West Nyack and Valley Cottage Fire Department responded to an SVU fully engulfed in flames.

The car fire was located on the Northbound side of New York State Thruway near Exit 12. There were no injuries to the driver of the vehicle or responding firefighters.

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25-Year-Old from Stony Point Identified as Driver in Fatal Route 59 Accident

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NANUET, NY – On June 13, 2021, at approximately 3:45 am, the Clarkstown Police Department responded to the area of Rt. 59 eastbound near the Rt. 304 overpass for a reported one car accident with injury.

Officers observed one vehicle overturned near the median in the eastbound lanes of Rt. 59, with one occupant still inside. It has been determined that the vehicle, a Ford Mustang, had been traveling northbound in the southbound lanes on Rt. 304 for a considerable distance, upwards of over 2 miles. The vehicle traveled over a guardrail on Rt. 304 falling onto the eastbound lanes of Rt. 59 below.

The driver and sole occupant of the vehicle has been identified as Michael Magee, 25. At this time the accident is being investigated by the Clarkstown Police Accident Investigation Team and no contributing factors have been definitively determined. “We are saddened to have to report on yet another deadly vehicle accident here in Rockland County, our heartfelt condolences go out to the family and friends of Mr. Magee.” said the Clarkstown Police in a press release.

Anyone who may have information relating to this accident is asked to please contact the Clarkstown Police Department at (845)639-5800.

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