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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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State Police are Investigating a Serious Single Vehicle Crash on the Palisades Parkway

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On April 13, 2021, at approximately 9:40 a.m. state police from the Haverstraw barracks responded to a single vehicle crash on the Palisades Parkway in the town of Stony Point.

Investigation revealed that BMW X-5 was traveling south on the Palisades Parkway when the vehicle flipped and ejected the operator of the vehicle and her dog. Prior to the accident numerous 911 calls were made about this vehicle traveling on Route 6 from Woodbury with three tires. Witnesses stated that when the vehicle entered the Palisades Parkway in began to go faster and then flipped over.

The operator of the vehicle was identified as Taylor Robinson, age 25 of Highland Mills. She was medivaced to Westchester Medical with multiple injuries including a concussion. The dog died from its injuries.

This crash is under investigation.

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VIDEO: Nanuet Firefighters Battle Weekend Structure Fire on Van Nostrand

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NANUET, NY – At approximately 2:40 am on April 12, 2021 the Nanuet Fire Department was alerted to a report of a structure fire at 28 Van Nostrand Place, Chief Anthony Knapp (8-1) was first arriving on scene and confirmed a working fire. First due engine (8-EQ) led by Lieutenant Jordan Parker (8-6) stretched an initial attack line to start fighting the heavy fire. A second line was started by Lieutenant Bill Schoenleber (8-7), both lines worked together to knock the main body of fire down. All units returned to quarters around 5 am. Clarkstown Fire Inspector remained on scene to investigate.

Mutual aid from:
Excelsior Fire Engine Company No. 1
Pearl River Hook & Ladder Co#1
West-Nyack Fire-Department
Columbian Engine Co. #1
New City Fire Engine Co. No. 1
South Spring Valley Fire Dept.
Clarkstown Police Department

All residents were able to safely get out of the home. No reports of any firefighters injured on scene.

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