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Croton Firefighters Respond To 9 Calls During Holiday Weekend

Crews from the Croton-on-Hudson Fire Department responded to nine incidents during the holiday weekend.
Crews from the Croton-on-Hudson Fire Department responded to nine incidents during the holiday weekend. Photo Credit: Croton-on-Hudson Fire Department/Facebook

CROTON-ON-HUDSON, N.Y. -- The Croton-on-Hudson Fire Department answered nine calls for assistance during the Independence Day weekend.

The department dealt with two calls apiece on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, and three on Monday, officials report.

During the first incident, units investigated an activated carbon monoxide alarm on Maple Street. Car 2089 and Rescue 18 handled the call about 6:20 a.m. Friday.

Then, the department’s fireboat, Marine 12, was dispatched to a boat fire in Verplanck about 8:43 a.m. Marine 12 was unable to respond, however, due to a mechanical issue.

On Saturday, Croton Fire and Croton-on-Hudson Emergency Medical Services were called to Colabaugh Pond Road in Cortlandt for a rollover motor vehicle accident about 1:08 a.m. Car 2082, Engine 119 and Rescue 18 handled the call. No injuries occurred.

Companies were then sent to an Upland Lane residence in Cortlandt for an activated fire alarm about 7 p.m. The alarm was set off by cooking smoke. The incident was handled by Car 2082, Engine 118, Tower Ladder 44, Tanker 10 and Rescue 18.

On Sunday, a carbon monoxide alarm on Newton Court sent firefighters out about 12:37 a.m. The alarm had apparently malfunctioned. The call was investigated by Car 2082, Engine 119 and Rescue 18.

Then, a citizen called reporting a smoke condition on Park Trail. The source was a fire pit and was handled by Car 2082, Engines 118 and 119 and Rescue 18 about 1:52 a.m.

On Monday, units were dispatched to Apple Bee Farm Road in southern Cortlandt for an activated fire alarm about 9:49 a.m. Car 2082, Engine 118, Tanker 10 and Rescue 18 investigated. The alarm was activated by a homeowner changing a battery.

Less than two hours later, a pair of calls came in only minutes apart.

The first stemmed from a residential alarm at a home on Truesdale Drive about 11:47 a.m. As crews were assembling, 60 Control updated the assignment to a report of smoke from a laundry machine. Units turned off the machine and removed it from the house. Car 2082, Engines 118, 119 and 120, Tower Ladder 44, Tanker 10 and Rescue 18 handled the run.

Then, a call from Morningside Drive came in about 11:59 a.m. The incident involved a carbon monoxide alarm activation. Car 2084, Engine 119 and Tanker 10 handled the call. No evidence of carbon monoxide was found.

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