UPDATE: Early Morning Fire in Spring Valley Leaves Dozen Homeless

UPDATE: Early Morning Fire in Spring Valley Leaves Dozen Homeless
Update: February 26, 11:05 a.m.

Dozens of apartment dwellers have found themselves homeless after yesterday's early morning blaze ravaged the Surrey Carlton Apartments complex in Spring Valley. 

The Red Cross reported that nearly 100 people were evacuated into the winter chill from their apartments during the fire on Slinn Avenue.

While all residents left the apartment building safely,  one firefighter was taken to the hospital with minor injuries after the roof collapsed. Another firefighter was treated on the scene. 

Investigations point to the fire beginning in the public hallway on the second floor.

A reception center at the Louis Kurtz Civic Center located at 9 North Main Street is open to support the displaced residents while the building is repaired.


Emergency personnel responded to a structure fire at 4:49 this morning at the Surrey Carlton Apartments in Spring Valley where residents needed to be evacuated. 

One firefighter was transported to a local hospital with minor injuries. Another firefighter and a resident were treated and released from medical care at the scene.
Spring Hill Ambulance was dispatched to standby during the fire and arrived with two line officers and five ambulances. Additional emergency personnel on location included the Spring Valley Police Department; Rockland Paramedic Services; Nyack Fire Department; Suffern Volunteer Hose Co. #1 the Spring Valley, Tappan; Thiells; South Spring Valley, West-Nyack, Central Nyack, and Monsey Fire Departments along with Hillcrest Fire Company No. 1; New City Fire Engine Co. No. 1 and Orangeburg Fire Rescue.

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