Two-apartment house destroyed by fire

(Photo: Bob McCormick)

COLDENHAM – An overnight fire destroyed a residence with two apartments at 69 Racquet Road in the Coldenham section of the Town of Newburgh.

The two-alarm blaze was called in around 12:30 a.m. Friday. Firefighters were on the scene for some five hours.

The cause is unknown at this time and it was not immediately known if there were any injuries.

Several departments fought the fire including Coldenham, Walden, Montgomery, Maybrook, Orange Lake, City of Newburgh, Washingtonville, Vails Gate, and Stewart Air National Guard.

A fire inspector and fire coordinator were also on the scene.

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