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Two families left homeless after Acra fire

Oct 08, 2020 5:30 am
Bill Williams is reporting for Columbia-Greene Media seven people are homeless following a fire in a two-family house in Acra October 6, Cairo Fire Chief Ray Feml said. At approximately 6:44 p.m., Cairo Fire Company was dispatched to 84 Old Route 23 after following reports that a house was on fire. When firefighters arrived, they reported a working structure fire and requested mutual aid assistance from neighboring companies, and a “Battalion 4” tanker response, Feml said. The tanker response was canceled 10 minutes later when firefighters brought the fire under control, Feml said. The fire started in a child’s bedroom and began to spread before it was knocked down, Feml said. No injuries were reported. Both families, will be staying with relatives until repairs can be made to the home, Feml said. Round Top firefighters assisted at the fire scene, along with Cairo Ambulance and the Greene County Sheriff’s Office. East Durham firefighters were on stand-by at their firehouse. Old Route 23 was closed to traffic in the area of the fire. Read more at HudsonValley360 [dot] com.