Fire and Accident Snarl Morning Traffic

Emergency vehicles at Spruce Lane fire

Routes 9 and 9D closed temporarily

By Michael Mell

A fire on Route 9D and a head-on car crash on Route 9 split the resources of the Garrison Volunteer Fire Company (GVFC this morning (May 17.) Garrison Fire Company Chief Bill Rimm told that “as they were responding to a fire on Spruce Lane” a call came in about an automobile accident on Route 9 at Frasier Road (near The Garrison golf course.)

The Cold Spring Fire Company   and Continental Village Fire Department  also responded. Emergency responders from Orange, Putnam, Dutchess and Westchester counties were also called in to assist.

The first incident, a fire at a home on Spruce Lane (south of Philipstown Park) was contained by 9:30 a.m. There were no injuries, but the homeowners and GFC declined to comment on the possible cause and extent of the fire.

The second incident, a head-on automobile crash on Route 9 was cleared by 9 a.m. Rimm told that there were injuries and that some were transported by helicopter to area hospitals. Both roads were reopened, with traffic flowing freely, by 10 a.m.
Photo by M.Mell


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