No foul play in summer camp fire, Highland FD says


Cause of the fire believed to be electrical

HIGHLAND – The cause of the blaze that destroyed a bunk house at
Camp Karlin Stolin Monday evening does not appear to have been suspicious.
Fire Chief Peter Miller said the cause is undetermined, but believed to
be electrical in origin. The investigation remains open.

Firefighters from several area departments fought the blaze at the camp
located at 775 North Chodikee Lake Road, which was called in shortly after
5 p.m. When firefighters arrived on the scene minutes later they found
the building well involved in flames with several brush fires from embers
burning in the area and near other buildings.

All fires, including the building, were contained and knocked down by
5:35 p.m. Overhaul of the remnants of the building was undertaken with
the blaze declared out at 7:55 p.m.

Assisting in the firefighting operations were Milton, New Paltz, Esopus
and Clintondale fire departments.