FISHKILL – Monday March 31, 2008, Rombout and Hughsonville fire departments responded to an electrical problem at 271 Baxtertown Rd at approx. 1310hrs. Upon arrival of Chief 62-1 it was determined there was heavy smoke in the basement from an unknown source. The crew from engine 62-11 and Assistant Chief 62-2 with the help of the thermal imaging camera located an aquarium that had been on fire. The fire self extinguished itself but left heavy smoke in the basement. With the assistance from the members of Hughsonville, exhaust fans were set up and the residence was vented. There was no major structural damage, And all units cleared at 1405hrs.

Photo credit: John Lucariello, Chief Rombout Fire

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About Rombout

Rombout is an all volunteer fire company formed in 1971, and is named after the “ Rombout Patent ” which once covered most of the land in Dutchess County, NY. Rombout has about 50 active members, and many more exempt/associate members.

Rombout Fire Company protects the Rombout Fire District. Rombout is one of five fire departments or districts that protect the residents of the Town & Village of Fishkill, NY.

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