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Structure Fire on Creek Locks Road Jan 31, 2019 / Outside Temperature 2 Degrees
Fri. Feb 1st 2019

Bloomington man flown to hospital burn unit after house fire

BLOOMINGTON, N.Y. — A man was airlifted to the Westchester Medical Center burn unit after a fire and explosion at his home in this town of Ulster hamlet, a fire department official said Friday.

The resident of 1017 Creek Locks Road called Ulster 911 about 9:30 p.m. Thursday to report the blaze in the two-story home, Bloomington Fire Chief Fred Harris said.

Harris said the man, whose name he did not provide, was out of the burning house and standing in a neighbor’s driveway when firefighters arrived. The man’s face was “blackened from soot” and he was gasping for air, Harris said.

The man suffered burns and smoke inhalation, and he was taken by Mobile Life Support Services to a waiting helicopter, where he was put into an induced coma and intubated before being flown to Westchester, the chief said. Harris did not know the man’s condition Friday afternoon.

The fire, considered accidental, is believed to have started in a back room of the house near a wood stove, although the stove was not thought to have caused the blaze, the chief said.

Harris said the resident’s oxygen tank exploded, “which contributed to the fire and made it burn faster. ... Whether that started the fire, I do not know.”

Eight other fire companies and about 60 firefighters were at the scene, Harris said. He said firefighters remained for about four hours.

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