Nanuet firefighters responded to a house fire at 11 West Palmer Ave at 3:45 a.m. Sunday. When firefighters arrived the interior blaze was visible through an upstairs bedroom window.
According to a report on the department’s web site, firefighters attempted to search the single-family house for residents but had difficulties because of clutter in the home. Neighbors informed them that the homeowner was away and the house was unoccupied.
Firefighters cut a ventilation hole in the roof to allow the heat and smoke to escape. They were able to contain the damage to one bedroom and one bathroom. The fire was under control in two hours and no injuries were reported.
“This is as textbook as it gets,” said Assistant Chief Billy Schoenleber. “Aggressive interior attack, one properly used hose line, a proper roof cut and no injuries. It doesn’t get any safer than that.”
The West Nyack and Pearl River fire departments assisted along with Nanuet Ambulance Corps, Rockland Paramedics and Clarkstown Police. Crews from Orange & Rockland and United Water were also at the scene.
The cause of the fire has not been determined.