10 March 2020

Major Michael J. Drake
Troop K Commander

Hudson Highlands, New York – On March 9, 2020, a multi-agency response was coordinated in the towns of Fishkill and Philipstown to contain a large brush fire.

The Metropolitan Transit Authority Police, Department of Environmental Conservation Forest Rangers, New York State Park Police, State Park Forest Rangers, town of Fishkill Police, Putnam County Sheriff’s Office, and the New York State Police all responded to the Breakneck Ridge area of the Hudson Highlands State Park to assist local fire departments combating the approximately 150-acre brush fire.

The cause and origin of the fire is still under investigation.

The fire appears to be contained at this time, but crews are still working to extinguish isolated areas, and to prevent flare-ups.  There is no perceived danger to any residential neighborhoods at this time.

Dutchess Junction, Glenham, North Highland, Garrison, Putnam Station, Rombout, Cold Spring, Fishkill, Hughsonville, New Hackensack, Chelsea, Pleasant Valley, Roosevelt, New Hamburg, Wappingers Falls, Castle Point VA, Coldenham, Air National Guard, and Continental Village Fire Departments all responded to combat the fire.  The Dutchess County Emergency Response Unit, Beacon Volunteer Ambulance Corps., and Mobile Life Support were also on scene.

Updates will be posted as they become available. 


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