House Fire in Ramapo Wednesday Under Investigation

A fire that gutted a two-story home on Forshay Road in Ramapo on Wednesday is under investigation. None of the residents of the home was injured, but several firefighters who battled the blaze in the extreme heat were taken to the hospital for heat and smoke-related issues. Ramapo supervisor Michael Specht says the single-family home was occupied by a family on one floor and a boarder and his aide on the other …

Raphael Ziegler is the president of the Brewer Fire Engine company in Monsey and was a guest on “Who Wants to be a Volunteer” on Friday to discuss the fire. Ziegler said social media criticism of the length of time it took to respond to the fire and the number of volunteers needed for it is overblown…

Around 70 firefighters from a dozen departments assisted in bringing the blaze under control. Firefighters were rotated in every 10 to 15 minutes due to the heat from the weather and the fire conditions.

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