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Croton Firefighters Respond To 5 Calls In 8 Hours

Croton firefighters opened manholes to vent a strong odor coming into homes the odor and evacuated several residents.
Croton firefighters opened manholes to vent a strong odor coming into homes the odor and evacuated several residents. Photo Credit: Facebook

CROTON-ON-HUDSON, N.Y. -- Friday was a busy day for Croton's all-volunteer Fire Department, which answered five calls for service in just eight hours.

At 3 p.m., firefighters were dispatched with Croton-on-Hudson Emergency Medical Services to Cleveland and Truesdale drives for a child struck by a vehicle. Engine 120 and the three chiefs' cars went to the scene along with Car 2087.

The victim was taken to Westchester Medical Center with reportedly minor injuries.

At 7:42 p.m. a full box with automatic aid tankers from Millwood and Yorktown Heights volunteer fire departments were dispatched to an oven fire on McGuire Lane. Units found plastic melting in an oven and assisted with venting the home.

At 9:09 p.m., units were sent to the 400 block of Half Moon Bay Drive for an outside odor investigation. A strong sulfuric odor was emanating from multiple manholes and could be smelled in several homes. Firefighters opened manholes to vent the odor and evacuated several residents. The odor appeared to be an issue with a sewage pump station and was turned over to the Croton Department of Public Works after 90 minutes.

While operating at the above incident, the FASTeam was sent on automatic aid to the Yorktown Heights Fire Department for an unknown type of fire. While Engine 119 was leaving Half Moon Bay to respond, the call was canceled, as the fire was only electrical wires and some brush.

At 11:05 p.m. companies were sent to Croton Point Park for an activated fire alarm in one of the cabins. This alarm was triggered by smoke from cooking.

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