Headlines: Fiery crash in Ramapo, Newburgh house fire, utility worker scam
Here are some stories making headlines across the Hudson Valley.
A car struck a utility pole in Ramapo before catching fire Sunday night. Ramapo police and Tallman fire departments were on the scene in the area of Airmont Road at the New York State Thruway overpass. The area had to be closed for several hours overnight, but the roadway and the entrance ramp to the Thruway are open again. The accident also caused a large portion in the Montebello section of Ramapo to lose power.
A Newburgh family's Easter holiday was ruined by a fire that gutted their home. Firefighters were called to 115 Meadow Hill Road around 12:30 a.m. on Sunday and were met with flames shooting from the roof. The cause of the fire is still under investigation.
Authorities have issued a warning for anyone living in Mamaroneck to be on the lookout for burglars posing as utility workers. On the PBA Facebook page, one resident says someone came to their home urging them to check their water meter. The resident let the person in, but attempted to call police once she says she felt something was off. That's when she says that person, who posed as a utility worker, fled. Police say if you have any information regarding a similar situation contact their department at (917) 777-7780.