Fire causes heavy damage to Monticello house

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(photo: Monticello Professional Firefighters Association)

MONTICELLO- A three-alarm house fire kept first responders busy for seven hours on Thursday at 132 Haddock Road in Monticello.

The fire was called in shortly after 8 a.m.

A 59-year-old man sustained burns to his upper body, according to EMS personnel at the scene.

He had jumped out of a second-story window, but rushed back in looking for his son, who he learned had already escaped the building.

Two people were transported by EMS.

Several other Sullivan County fire departments were called to the scene to provide tanker trucks. Assisting were Bethel, Rock Hill, Forestburgh, Woodridge, Hurleyville, Swan Lake and Sparrowbush. Liberty provided an aerial truck to the scene and an engine on standby.

The cause of the fire is under investigation by Sullivan County fire investigators.