Fire Rips Through Residential Home
By Ex-Chief Shawn Madsen
December 3, 2019

Just before midnight on December 2nd Lake Carmel FD responded to reported house on fire at 49 Chappaque Rd. Asst Chief Ken Launzinger arrived on scene reporting flames coming from the basement. An immediate request for assistance want to the neighboring fire departments. Chief TJ Donohue arrived assuming command.

Command confirmed all occupants were accounted for and safe Lake Carmel firefighters made an offensive attack with the assistance from Carmel FD, Brewster FD, Patterson FD and Kent FD. There were no hydrants in the area so a water source was set up at a near by shopping plaza. Crews were hampered by snow and ice as the temperature at the time of the fire was 25 degrees. There were no injuries reported.

Units: 1711 (command), 1712, 1713, 1723, 1744.
Mutual Aid: Brewster FD, Carmel FD, Kent FD, East Fishkill FD, Putnam Valley FD. Putnam County Battalion 15