Firefighters battle fully involved barn fire in Wallkill

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TOWN OF WALLKILL – Firefighters from 11 departments assisted the
Mechanicstown Fire Department battle a fully involved dairy barn fire
at 22 Camp Orange Road in the Mechanicstown section of the Town of Wallkill.

The structure contained bales of hay.

The four-alarm blaze was called in around 8:25 a.m. on Monday and Orange
County Fire Coordinator Vini Tankasali said overhaul was expected to take
several hours because of the smoldering hay.

There were no reports of injuries to fire responders. The cause is under
investigation by the Orange County Office of Emergency Management and
the fire coordinator’s office.

Fire engulfs dairy barn in Town of Wallkill (Photo: Jim Bakun, Orange
County Office of Emergency Management)