At approximately 5:20pm on March 14th, Cold Spring firefighters were called to a “large brush fire near a residence” off of Indian Brook Road in a portion of Philipstown covered by the CSFC. Upon arrival, firefighters found a rather large fire that had spread down a hillside, consuming a large tract of yard and forest. Volunteers went to work clearing a fire line around the effected area and extinguishing the bulk of the fire. Firefighters from North Highlands Engine Company were called in for support and to provide an extra source of water to the effort. In all, firefighters were on scene for approximately four hours mopping up hot spots and an additional two hours back at quarters cleaning, servicing and repacking equipment.
The Cold Spring Fire Company would like to remind residents, that due to the decreased precipitation and snowfall this winter, we are starting the year in an unusually dry state and that burning of leaves and brush in New York State is illegal.
*Interested in volunteering? Fill out an application, stop by on one of our drill nights (every Tuesday @ 7:30pm) or give us a call 265-9241