Raging Inferno Destroys Lake Carmel Home
The Putnam 911 Dispatch Center received a call around 2:30 pm reporting smoke coming from a building. Kent Police and the Lake Carmel FD were notified. Sgt. Jerry Raneri arrived minutes later and confirmed a “working” fire.
Raneri told the Courier: “Flames were shooting out of all the windows. I ran to the rear of the house and noticed an open window and shouted: ‘Is anyone at home?’ There was no answer. We were concerned since a work van was parked in the driveway. A neighbor advised that the homeowner left for work earlier in the day in his other vehicle.”
Fire crews from Lake Carmel under the direction of Incident Commander Chief Justyn Lewis were assisted by firefighting personnel from Carmel, Patterson, Kent, Mahopac and Brewster.
Ambulances from Lake Carmel and Carmel were also pressed into action along with paramedics from the TransCare Ambulance Service. The Putnam County Fire Investigation Team was also summoned.
Putnam Deputy Emergency Coordinator James Ciulla assisted at the scene as did a representative of the Putnam Bureau of Emergency Services.
No injuries were reported.