Ulster Hose #5 Engine 4 at Truck/Structure Fire

Mutual Aid to the Town of Esopus (NY)

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Comment by Kathy Williams on July 3, 2010 at 9:58am
Good Heavens, what an event. What a combination - a heavy dump truck train (truck pulling a trailer), a gasoline tanker, and illegally stored fireworks. I'm glad no one was seriously injured, especially the firefighters. I saw that the firetrucks and manpower were stationed fairly far away from the incident. Thanks for the info and for the links. Have a good and safe Fourth of July holiday.
Comment by Zack Spalding on July 2, 2010 at 10:27pm
Also it was a pretty warm and humid day, so lots of mutual aid was called for man power and tankers. Also a foarm turck that is used for large air plane accidents was called in from the air national guard base which is located 45 minutes from the fire scene.
Comment by Zack Spalding on July 2, 2010 at 10:21pm
A dump truck pulling a tailer with paving equipment was in the prcocess of making a left turn into a small parking lot to do a U turn just after it cleared a small hill. A tanker with 3,000 gallons of gasoline came up over the hill and had no where to go since the dump truck was in the middle of the turn. The gasoline tanker hit the dump truck and burst into flames and the fire spread to a near by ware house.

Both drivers manage to escape with a few burns the dump truck driver was ticket and the owner of the ware house was ticker for storing illegal fire works in the build that ignited during the fire.

Here is a closer video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H6hxzy5XwUk and the dept website has a facebook feed that contains more pictures and stories, http://www.esopusfd.com
Comment by Kathy Williams on July 2, 2010 at 2:27pm
Is there any video taken a bit closer? It's a bit hard to see what happened. I assume a big truck hit a house and both are on fire?.

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