Sunday, January 15, 2012
Cornwall, NY - Massive Structure Fire Destroys Jewish Businesses
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.
More than a dozen Jewish businesses on premises were largely out of work after the Mudna Creek crested over its banks and wiped out companies from a packaging firm to closeout shipping yard to a furniture seller. The waves moved walls and swamped goods worth millions of dollars. The destruction had placed in jeopardy more than