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Dog, cat rescued from Malden blaze, Fire Department says


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MALDEN, N.Y. — Firefighters rescued a dog and a cat Saturday, March 11, from a burning home on Lauren Tice Road, the Malden-West Camp Fire Company said in a Facebook post.

At about 8:38 p.m. Saturday, March 11, the business was dispatched to a structure fire at 287 Lauren Tice Road and discovered heavy smoke upon arrival, the department said.

The initially showing up team called a 2nd alarm after discovering flames originating from the back of the structure and from a wall, the department said. The 2nd alarm summoned Saxton Kaatsbaan  “with a full response” in addition to Centerville Cedar Grove’s FAST group, an engine and extra workers. Additionally, the Saugerties Fire Department reacted to the Malden Station, where it developed a tanker filling station. The Catskill Fire Company was on standby and the Mount Marion Fire Department brought a tanker and workers to the scene together with Diaz Ambulance, the department said.

Two hand lines were extended to assault noticeable fire on the beyond the structure and members browsed the home. Although nobody was home at the time of the fire, firemens were outlined the dog and cat and had the ability to rescue them from inside the structure, authorities said.

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The ceiling and walls of your house were gotten rid of to combat the blaze and within an hour “had the bulk of the fire knocked down.” Crews stayed till 1:06 a.m. carrying out “extensive overhaul and hitting hotspots,” the department said.

Firefighters were likewise helped by the Ulster County Fire Coordinator, Ulster County Fire Investigator, Saugerties Building Department and Central Hudson Gas & Electric Corp.

The reason for the blaze was not right away available.

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