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Separate Fires With Smoke Seen As Far As Briarcliff Contained In Putnam

It was a busy afternoon for firefighters who rushed to battle a brush fire and a separate house fire in Mahopac. Photo Credit: Contributed
Mahopac Falls Command Center for the Monday afternoon brush fire near Lake MacGregor. Photo Credit: Contributed
Smoke easily seen from center of Mahopac. Photo Credit: Contributed

MAHOPAC, N.Y. -- It started around 3 p.m. on Monday when 911 phone lines lit up reporting a possible brush fire at the end of Hatfield Road in the Lake MacGregor area of the Mahopac Falls Fire District. 

Going out with a brush fire response, brush truck and tanker pumper with a call for the ambulance to standby at the scene, Asst. Chief Brian Sacher was informed that the fire was covering approximately four-plus acres, authorities said.

Mutual aid calls for brush trucks, manpower were toned out. Responding units from Mahopac, Putnam Valley and Kent, along with Carmel Police and the NYS Forrest Ranger all pitched in and got the stubborn fire out. 

Before the units were back in station, Mahopac Fire was dispatched to a working house fire on Mega Lane, off Drewville Road.

People stated that smoke could be seen from as far as Briarcliff and Millwood.

The large home was fully engulfed with propane tanks going off, firefighters raised the Ladder Truck for a Master Stream as teams attacked the fire with hand lines, authorities said. 

Assistance from Carmel, Kent, Somers, Yorktown Heights, Croton Falls Fire Depts. and units from Carmel Police, Putnam County Sheriff and NYSE&G responded.

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