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On Sunday evening around 6:45 PM, the Yorktown Heights Fire Department was dispatched to Wilson Road in the Hunterbrook section of their district for a reported house fire. Units arrived a short time later confirming the fire and struck the "10-75" working fire assignment, bringing Mutual Aid from the Croton-on-Hudson and other area departments to the scene and into their station for coverage.
On this assignment was an Engine and a Tanker from our department to the scene. Answering the call were Washington Engine Company's Engine 119 and Tanker 10 along with Car 2082 (Assistant Chief Colombo) bringing over a dozen volunteers. Yorktown Command requested T10 to the scene to nurse their Engine, and sent E119 to a nearby pond to establish a water source to refill Tankers if need be.
The blaze ran up the front exterior of the home and got into the second floor and attic. A neighbor - who is also a longtime member of the YHFD - notified the residents their home was on fire and helped them escape. The YHFD launched an aggressive interior attack - after briefly knocking down the flames on the outside of the home - using only the water carried on their 2 Engines and Tanker. T10 provided a 5" supply line to their E272 to help complete extinguishment.
E119 was released about an hour later, while 2082 and T10 remained until 9:20 PM.
While we had units working in Yorktown, other CFD companies investigated a gas leak on Old Post Road North. A total of over two dozen CFD members handled this incident working with Con Edison to ensure their was no immediate danger to the neighborhood.
2082, E119, T10
Yorktown Heights FD, Millwood T15, Mohegan FAST E256, Somers T16, Continental Village T11