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UPDATE: 1 Senior Citizen Dead, 2 Firefighters Hurt at Massive Blaze at Evergreen Home for Adults

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SPRING VALLEY, NY – Tuesday, 11 am Press Conference 

 

 

BREAKING (9:10 am update_ : Director Chris Kear of the Rockland County Fire and Emergency Services announces that a Spring Valley Firefighter is currently unaccounted for after the fire at Evergreen Home For Adults.

One resident of the facility has passed away from injuries at the hospital.

Please keep this firefighter in your thoughts in prayers.

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One senior citizen is dead and two firefighters injured following a massive fire at a residential assisted-living center in Spring Valley in the early morning hours of Tuesday.

Fire officials say flames broke out at the Evergreen Home for Adults at 65 Lafayette St. around 1:30 a.m. Flames engulfed the large building, and there has been numerous roof and wall collapses. Firefighters had to be moved back from the building because of the collapses.

Twenty-three of 26 Rockland County volunteer fire departments responded to the fire, which is still active.

 

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Police Investigating Fatal Accident on Route 303 in Blauvelt

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BLAUVELT, NY – On Monday November 15, 2021, at approximately 5:03PM, the Orangetown Police responded to a report of a Motor Vehicle Collision at the intersection of State Route 303 and East Erie Street in the Hamlet of Blauvelt, N.Y.

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A 2005 Mack commercial box truck operated by Andrew Roe, 29, of Middletown, NY was traveling northbound on Route 303. A 2019 Subaru Forester, operated by Seymour Whynman, 83, of Blauvelt, NY was traveling westbound on E. Erie Street. A collision occurred at the intersection and the Subaru Forrester subsequently collided with a 2020 ford transit van in the southbound left only turn lane of Route 303. Mr. Whynmn and a female passenger were transported to Nyack Hospital by South Orangetown Ambulance Corps.

It is with deep sadness we report the passing of Seymour Whynman.

This accident is currently being investigated by the Orangetown Police Accident Investigation team. Police are asking anyone who may have witnessed the collision or anyone who may have additional information to contact the Orangetown Police Department at 845-0359-3700.

 

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