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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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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.

 

Photo credit – Rockland Video

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