Six fire­fight­ers hurt in blaze in Cragsmoor

Six fire­fight­ers hurt

Daily Freeman (Kingston, NY) - - FRONT PAGE - Mid-Hud­son News Net­work

A blaze at a for­mer church turned into a pri­vate res­i­dence left six fire­fight­ers hurt, two of them se­ri­ously.

A fire on Satur­day evening dam­aged a for­mer church, now used as a pri­vate res­i­dence.

The fire at 12 Meadow Lane in Cragsmoor brought out fire­fight­ers from seven de­part­ments.

Six fire­fight­ers were in­jured and taken to the hospi­tal, two more se­ri­ously in­jured than the oth­ers, ac­cord­ing to Richard Mueller­liele, Ul­ster County co­or­di­na­tor of emer­gency med­i­cal ser­vices. Three other fire­fight­ers de­clined treat­ment.

The cause of the fire is un­der in­ves­ti­ga­tion and un­known. An ini­tial re­port sug­gested a propane tank ex­ploded.

Heavy smoke made it dif­fi­cult to ini­tially reach the fire and knock down the flames, authorities said.

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