Mutual aid to Hillcrest for a brush fire. The Halloween night brush fire off of Call Hallow Road kept firemen busy almost five hours. Wayne Hose responded with twenty-eight men and apparatus, 18-1501, 18-1001 and 18-Patrol working under Chief Ray MacKenzie. Six companies battled the blaze with Stony Point laying 500′ of Booster line, 300′ of Forestry hose, 250′ of 1 1/2″ and 250′ of 2 1/2″.
A quick stop was made by Wayne Hose Company. Upon arrival at 1:33 A.M. to Master Precision Inc. on Holt Drive, firemen found the loading dock ablaze with wood that had been piled in front of a wooden overhead door. The fire was knocked down quickly with booster tanks and only caused slight damage. We responded with all apparatus. we were on scene for one hour. Chief Robert E. Smith called in the County BCI Arson Unit.
Early Sunday morning a fire was discovered in the refreshment stand owned by Carl Gizzi on Grassy Point Beach by a passing motorist. The alarm for Stony Point Fire Department was sounded at 3:30 A.M. When Wayne Hose arrived, the building was a mass of flames and it was impossible for firefighters to save the structure. This was a popular spot on the beach last summer where Rockland County’s first beauty contest was held.
Wayne Hose, with a pumper and emergency truck provided mutual aid to the West Haverstraw Fire Department a blaze which destroyed Zugibe’s Hardware Store on Railroad Avenue
At around midnight, fire broke out in the casting furnace of the Wiles Foundry in Grassy Point. The damage amounted to about $300.00. Wayne Hose promptly responded with our 1894 hose cart and helped contain the fire to the building of origin.