Fire Departments Respond to Fire at Plumbush Inn

Story and photos byLiz Schevtchuk Armstrong

 A fire at the Plumbush Inn just outside Cold Spring and Nelsonville sent Cold Spring Fire Company Number 1 and other departments from the region racing to the scene Wednesday night, Sept. 1.

Smoke billowed around the side of the old house shortly after 9 p.m. as firefighters got the danger under control. No flames were visible at that time, at least from the front lawn beyond Route 9D. Within a half hour, no more smoke could be seen. The blaze was said to have begun in the basement. By 9:45 p.m. firefighters unofficially reported that operations were winding down.

5 Responses to "Fire Departments Respond to Fire at Plumbush Inn"

  1. Carol Newman   September 2, 2010 at 12:58 pm

    Great reporting, thanks so much! I am so appreciative of you all!

  2. Phil Heffernan   September 4, 2010 at 8:40 am

    How extensive was the damage? Flameless fires like that usually require a full interior replacement. Any new info?

    • Editor   September 4, 2010 at 9:14 am

      A bit more info was released at last week’s Town board meeting. Please see our current Headline post – “Town Board Gets Updates on Roads, Emergency Services Consolidation, Pathways and More”

  3. J Zwarich   September 5, 2010 at 9:51 pm

    Thank goodness for the cooperative efforts and quick responses made by our fire companies. So glad the structure survived and no one was hurt.

  4. Chris Tobin   September 6, 2010 at 1:16 pm

    I’m not sure how u get smoke from a flameless fire Phil….But it was a great job done by all considering the fire conditions and it being extremely humid out.