New Hackensack was dispatched for a reported structure fire on Hillcrest Court off Pye Lane in the Town of Wappinger during the early morning hours of October 30,2005. Minutes later, Chief Mike Valentino arrived and found the ~1 year old 2800 sq ft house fully involved. An attack with master streams was initiated and the fire was knocked down quickly however not before the fire almost completely destroyed the house. The damage to the house was so severe, that it was unsafe to do any interior operations. New Hamburg was called in with their aerial tower 53-45 to assist with overhaul and taking care of inaccessible hot spots..... The fire apparently started in Halloween decorations set up on the front porch of the home. The fire rapidly traveled the outside exterior of the front of the house and then entered the attic and second story of the home. The occupants awoke hearing strange noises and narrowly escaped the fast spreading fire.
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