The row house at 35 Columbia Street where a fire on the second floor caused heavy damage. (photo by Neal A. Van Deusen)
The rear of 35 Columbia Street. (photo by Neal A. Van Deusen)
A view of the rear of the Columbia Street row houses from Prison Alley. A quick response from Hudson firefighters kept the fire from extending into an attic area and adjacent houses. (photo by Neal A. Van Deusen)
By HFD Newsroom
April 9, 2012
Hudson Firefighters went out for the third time on Easter Sunday, this time for a structure fire.
Units were dispatched at approximately 10:26pm for a structure fire at 34 Columbia Street with a report of someone still in the building. On arrival Hudson Fire Chief Robert Pulver updated the address to 35 Columbia Street and reported a working fire.
First due Engine 30 stretched a 2 inch handline up the interior stairs and were immediately faced with heavy fire. Tower 32 took the roof and began ventilation. The fire was knocked down quickly and the primary and secondary searches of the second floor revealed that no one was inside.
A second 2 inch line was pulled to the second floor while members pulled the ceilings to check for fire extension into the cockloft which runs unimpeded for an entire city block. No additional fire was found.
One bedroom was completely destroyed with heavy heat and smoke damage throughout the second floor.
Greenport Rescue was on scene providing rehabilitation and health screenings for members, no injuries were reported.
The Hudson Police Departments Cause and Origin Team are in charge of the investigation into the cause of the fire.
Also on the scene was Deputy Columbia County Fire Coordinator George Keeler.