Beacon 2 Alarm Fire (1/28/01)
On Sunday, January 28, 2001, at around 4pm, the City of Beacon Fire Department and Beacon Volunteer Ambulance were dispatched to a reported kitchen fire at 37 Tioronda Avenue. Upon arrival units found heavy fire in the rear of the 2nd floor of a 2.5 story multifamily dwelling. Firefighters also found a victim in the window of the 3rd floor apartment. The Beacon firefighters quickly rescued the elderly man which was transported BLS by Beacon Volunteer Ambulance to St. Luke's Hospital for minor smoke inhalation. Due to the structure being a balloon frame, the fire quickly spread to the rear of the 3rd floor, the attic, and through the roof. Command called a 2nd alarm to cover their stations and then requested Village of Fishkill and Glenham Fire Departments to the scene for relief purposes. Beacon Ambulance treated two firefighters at the scene for minor injuries and transported one firefighter who was struck by a large chunk of ice that fell from the roof. The cause of the fire is undetermined at this time.
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At about 1:30AM the City of Beacon Fire Department and Beacon Volunteer Ambulance Corp. were dispatched to a report of a possible structure fire at the Tony' Pizza Shop in the Looper's Plaza on Wolcott Ave. Upon arrival heavy smoke was coming from the front of the store. A 2nd alarm was then immediately requested by Chief 33-1. Rescue 1 (33-55) responded to the scene. There was a heavy fire condition in the rear of the store and took approximately 10 minutes to control and was confined to that store. No other injuries were reported.
Action photos donated by Jim Tompkins
Beacon 2 Alarm Fire (1/1/01)
At about 2:45AM the City of Beacon Fire Department and Beacon Volunteer Ambulance Corp. were dispatched to a report of a basement fire at 310 South Ave. Upon arrival of Ladder 1 (33-45), he reported heavy smoke coming from the basement. A 2nd alarm was then immediately requested by Chief 33-1 for manpower. Rescue 1 (33-55) and Village of Fishkill Engine 2 (42-12) responded to the scene. In addition Glenham and Village of Fishkill responded to cover Beacon's stations. The fire took approximately 15 minutes to control and was confined to the basement of the large 1.5 story house. One firefighter sustained minor injuries and was transported to St. Lukes Hospital. No other injuries were reported.
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