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Blaze Ignites Inside LaGrangeville, New York Car Wash




A fire broke out at a pretty unique location on Friday evening, requiring response from several local response agencies.

Union Vale Fire District: Facebook
Union Vale Fire District: Facebook

Fire Sparks at LaGrangeville Car Wash

On Friday, April 26th, members of the Union Vale Fire Department were celebrating at their yearly Inspection Dinner, honoring and celebrating members of the Fire District. Shortly after 8 pm that night, an Automatic Fire Alarm at the BeWise Car Wash would require a response from the LaGrange and Beekman departments, who were providing coverage to the UVFD at the time.

At 8:14 pm on Friday, April 26th, an Automatic Fire Alarm originating from the BeWise Car Wash triggered the Union Vale Fire District, and subsequently the Beekman and LaGrange Fire Districts via a dispatch call.

When the first crews arrived on scene at 2046 State Rte 55, in Lagrangeville, they found 'a large volume of black smoke emanating from the structure, along with visible fire on the first floor.'

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It was at that time that a second alarm went off at the car wash, requiring two additional tankers to respond to the site due to the size of the structure, with reports circulating around the community categorizing the situation as a 'Second Alarm Commercial Structure Fire.'

Union Vale Fire District: Facebook
Union Vale Fire District: Facebook

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Fire Under Control at Car Wash 25 Minutes Following Call

A mere 25 minutes after the initial call at 8:39 pm, the fire was officially placed 'under control' after firefighters were able to gain entry and make a 'quick interior attack' to contain the fire to the area of origin within the car wash.

Union Vale Fire District: Facebook
Union Vale Fire District: Facebook

At this time, no additional information has been released regarding the cause of the fire, but, an investigation continues.

In addition to the aforementioned departments that first responded, aid was also provided by the East Fishkill Fire District, the Dover Fire Company, the Dutchess County Department of Emergency Response, the Dutchess County Fire Investigation Division, Dutchess County Sheriff's Office, and the New York State Police.

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