Car fire on I84 ramp

Eastbound I-84 exit ramp for Route 9 was closed for 40 minutes earlier this evening due to a vehicle fire.

Rombout FC was dispatched at 6:13 after the driver of a Jeep Cherokee stopped on the ramp after realizing there was a fire in the back of the vehicle. The driver and the passenger left the vehicle with no injuries. Rombout arrived within minutes of being dispatched but before arriving the fire escalated causing two acetylene tanks to explode totally engulfing the vehicle and the trailer it was towing. Firefighters quickly extinguished the blaze.

Mutual aid was provided by Mobile-Life, Village of Fishkill Fire Department, Town of Fishkill Police Department and New York State Police who are investigating the incident.

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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