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Cornwall, NY - Massive Structure Fire Destroys Row of Businesses (Photos-Video)

Published on: January 15, 2012 11:51 AM
Last updated on: January 15, 2012 03:31 PM
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Cornwall, NY - Multiple fire departments are fighting a huge blaze in upstate Orange County as a fire has engulfed the site of a former mill in Cornwall New York. The fire at 2 Mill Street is home to a candle manufacturer, and several food manufacturers, and there are reportedly several Jewish owned business at the site.

More than 150 firefighters, police and emergency personnel have responded to the scene, and as of 12:40 this afternoon, the blaze had been upgraded to a four alarm fire as firefighters have called for more engines to battle the conflagration, made even more difficult by the weather, which is currently hovering at a frigid twenty one degrees.

The fire was reported at 10:50 AM and just thirty minutes later, the fire had already been upgraded to a three alarm fire with firefighters reportedly pulling back and taking a defensive stance against the flames.

As of this hour, Firefighters are unable yet to contain the fire.

The Times Herald Record is reporting, that smoke was reportedly seen more than 40 miles away at the Geoge Washington Bridge.


It is unknown if any injuries have been sustained in the fire.

No one was available to comment at the local fire department as all firefighters were out fighting the blaze.

Photo credit: iSHMOOZE

Photo credit: iSHMOOZE

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 Jan 15, 2012 at 11:56 AM Ben Says:

Big rachmunas on them they had a major flood by the hurricane irene


 Jan 15, 2012 at 12:17 PM Tina1 Says:

They are a great company with really great people who do really great work. Im sure they will rebuild and be even better.


 Jan 15, 2012 at 12:21 PM kneidel Says:

That's D&W furniture. There a really great furniture store. owned by 2 kiryas Joel guys. Wish them all the best and I hope they at least had fire insurence....


 Jan 15, 2012 at 12:49 PM Anonymous Says:

D&W moved long time ago to Middleton


 Jan 15, 2012 at 12:51 PM Anonymous Says:

D&W has moved from there 2 years ago, this place has been empty since then, & nothing happened bh to any furniture from that company. Business going in as usual.


 Jan 15, 2012 at 12:56 PM Anonymous Says:

scanning orange county fd, sounds really big and bad


 Jan 15, 2012 at 01:01 PM Tina1 Says:

oh whew - bh - still a great company :) - bh - happy to hear


 Jan 15, 2012 at 01:17 PM Anonymous Says:

Right down the street... debree's falling in my yard. Smoke is huge and dark. It's really bad.


 Jan 15, 2012 at 01:49 PM chaim Says:

unconfirmed: 10 ff are missing, partial roof collapse


 Jan 15, 2012 at 01:58 PM shimonyehuda Says:

it would be a tragedy if the businesses were run by goyim too


 Jan 15, 2012 at 02:06 PM Chaptz-eihm Says:

Its very sad


 Jan 15, 2012 at 02:16 PM KJ Says:

Smoke is seen from the hilltop near Target store in Harriman/Monroe which is about 8 miles South


 Jan 15, 2012 at 02:44 PM Chaptz-eihm Says:

10 F F are missing,??


 Jan 15, 2012 at 02:53 PM Anonymous Says:

Roof DID collapse! Not all of the buildings, but the main building where the fire started.


 Jan 15, 2012 at 03:02 PM chaim Says:

Reply to #13  
Chaptz-eihm Says:

10 F F are missing,??



 Jan 15, 2012 at 03:06 PM hmmmm Says:

Reply to #13  
Chaptz-eihm Says:

10 F F are missing,??

We should pray for them and their family's.


 Jan 15, 2012 at 04:22 PM Anonymous Says:

Reply to #10  
shimonyehuda Says:

it would be a tragedy if the businesses were run by goyim too

Thanks god we have here such a חכם like u....this article dosent say anything about trageday for yidan or goyim it just say that it is there few heimieshe business I don't see any wrong doing in that,& btw when its yiddishe gelt loss it hurts more ,maybe not for u since yiden & goyim are even by u


 Jan 16, 2012 at 01:45 AM Mark Levin Says:

A major food business there and it looks like that's the area of the building roasting, moved after the flood.


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