ROCKLAND COUNTY, N.Y. - All hands were on deck Sunday morning, as first responders dealt with a house fire in Hillcrest that left nearly a dozen displaced.
Members of the Ramapo Police Department and the Hillcrest Fire Department were dispatched to an Oak Street home at approximately 3 a.m. on Sunday morning, following reports of a structure fire, which had started in the garage of the house.
The fire was quickly extinguished within minutes before it spread to the rest of the house, officials said. Crews from Orange and Rockland Utilities shut electrical power to the house, while members of the Spring Valley Fire Department assisted to ensure the fire was out and would not re-kindle.
Detectives from the Ramapo Police Department and Rockland County Sheriff Department’s BCI unit were also on scene to investigate the fire, which is not suspicious, according to investigators.
No injuries were reported as a result of the blaze, though 10 people were forced out of the home and are actively being assisted by the Rockland County Red Cross to find temporary housing until the property is repaired or restored. The fire remains under investigation.
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