Just as soon as power was restored Saturday morning to the area of the Nyack Marina, a stubborn fire broke out in a large electrical equipment box that serves the marina, according to the Nyack Fire Department.
Nyack Fire Chief James Petriello said volunteer firefighters could not use water to fight the fire, instead using foam and dry chemicals to put out the fire. No one was injured in the fire.
Petriello said the electrical box was damaged in Hurricane Sandy, which slammed the Nyack Marina and destroyed a house boat that had long been a fixture at the marina. When power was restored, Petriello said oil inside the metal cabinet caught fire.
In addition to using dry chemicals and foam, Petriello said firefighters had to cut open the electrical box. The fire was extinguished after about 40 minutes.
As 20 volunteer firefighters were battling the fire, several other fire calls came in, but they were false alarms.