PEARL RIVER – Fire that broke out at noon on Sunday at The RISE (Rockland Indoor Shooting Education) kept firefighters from two dozen fire and EMS departments busy all day and well into the night. Firefighters were on the scene past midnight Monday morning.
Orangetown Police said the fire at 120 North Middletown Road in Pearl River broke out around 12 noon. The building was evacuated.
The fire spread through the ceiling and caused smoke damage and spread to the adjoining Dollar General Store and Dunkin Donuts shop.
Six firefighters were taken to the hospital with minor injuries. The roads in the area were shut down all day.
The Rockland County Sheriff’s Office, its Bureau of Criminal Investigation and Arson Unit were assisting in the investigation into the cause of the blaze.(See video of firefighting operations)
Assisting Pearl River firefighters were Hillcrest, Monsey, Nanuet, New City, Nyack, Orangeburg, Suffern, Tallman, Tappan, West Haverstraw, West Nyack, South Spring Valley, Thiells, Montvale, Rivervale, Mahwah, Piermont, Sparkill, Oradell, Rockland County Hazmat, Rockland Technical Rescue, Westchester Technical Rescue, Pearl River Ambulance, South Orangetown Ambulance, South Orangetown Rehab Unit, William P. Faist Ambulance, Spring Hill Ambulance, Congers Ambulance, and Rockland Mobile Care.
The Orangetown Building Department and Orangetown and Rockland Highway Departments also assisted.