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Power Restoration Sparks Fire at Nyack Marina

Oil in electrical box burned, was difficult to extinguish.

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.

nyackagain November 04, 2012 at 01:51 PM
FYI the Clermont Condos were nearly destroyed...all first floor units are gone. Massive damage.
Gregg November 04, 2012 at 04:46 PM
Thank God for those guys
Gregg November 04, 2012 at 04:47 PM
To be young & so willing to give
Ken McQuade November 04, 2012 at 06:16 PM
All of Rocklands bravest and ems squads deserve a big hand. Even when O/R ordered its people off the streets during extreme winds. Your Rockland county fireman were still taking calls. Please remember that the next time their is a blue or green light behind you trying to get by.
Craig S. November 04, 2012 at 09:43 PM
As always Ken hits the mark, Our volunteer Fire & EMS crews have been working non stop day and nite helping their neighbors while dealing with the same issues in their own homes.

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