Two fires in six hours in Palenville
Daniel Zuckerman is reporting in The Daily Mail two fires in Palenville happened within six hours of each other, between Saturday night and the early hours of Sunday morning. Palenville Fire Department Chief Chip Spring said a brush fire started by a campfire was reported a little before 11 p.m., Sat., Nov. 19. Fueled by high winds, the fire eventually engulfed a shed, he said. Spring said the shed was a total loss, but no one was injured. Another building that housed a radio studio suffered minor damage as a result of the fire. The second blaze occurred on Malden Avenue in Palenville at 4:20 a.m., Sunday. “It was a fully involved structure [fire],” Spring said. The home was gutted, but no one was injured. Spring said that fire was started when paper towels fell onto a lit stove. Both fires are under investigation. Spring said the two incidents were unrelated. “It was a coincidence,” he said. Read the full story in The Daily Mail.