A man died early Wednesday after a fire ripped through his Pomona home.
The fire was reported around 3:03 a.m. at 286 Quaker Road, according to Hillcrest Fire Company No. 1.
When firefighters arrived on scene flames were spreading outside the back of the one-story house to the roof. They were also informed by neighbors there was a possibility of an occupant still in the home, the department said.
Firefighters searched the home and found a 63-year-old man inside a bedroom. The man, who was unconscious, was rescued from the home and administered CPR by firefighters until the ambulance crew arrived.
He was then transported to Nyack Hospital where he was pronounced dead.
While this was taking place, about 75 firefighters were able to knock down the fire within 35 minutes. The home received significant damage.
Hillcrest Fire Chief Chris Bowers thanked the Thiells, West Haverstraw, Suffern, Monsey, and Spring Valley fire departments for assisting.
The fire is currently under investigation by the Rockland County Sheriff’s Fire Investigation Unit, Town of Haverstraw PD and Fire Inspector.
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