April 24

Brush Truck to Vails Gate for Multi-Alarm Brush Fire

At 1536 hours on April 24th, MFD was dispatched under mutual aid for one brush truck, forestry hose, and manpower to the scene of a large brush fire in the Vails Gate Fire District. M-224 and Car 1 (Pressler) responded with a crew of several firefighters. MFD operated at the fire for several hours. The blaze eventually grew to include 30+ departments from Orange, Ulster, Rockland, Putnam, and Westchester Counties.