Contact Us
North Orange Daily Voice serves Crawford, Hamptonburgh, Middletown, Montgomery, New Windsor, Newburgh & Wallkill
Return to your home site

Menu

North Orange Daily Voice serves Crawford, Hamptonburgh, Middletown, Montgomery, New Windsor, Newburgh & Wallkill

Nearby Towns

  • West Orange
    serves Deerpark, Greenville, Middletown, Minisink, Mount Hope, Port Jervis & Wawayanda
  • Putnam
    serves Brewster, Carmel-Kent, Cold Spring, Mahopac, Patterson & Putnam Valley
  • Southwest Dutchess
    serves Beacon, East Fishkill, Fishkill, LaGrange, Poughkeepsie, Wappinger & Wappingers Falls
  • South Orange
    serves Blooming Grove, Chester, Cornwall, Goshen, Highlands, Monroe, Tuxedo, Warwick & Woodbury
news

ID Released For Victim Of Fatal Pomona Home Fire

Firefighters work to put out a fire that killed one person.
Firefighters work to put out a fire that killed one person. Photo Credit: Hillcrest Fire Company No 1

Police have identified the victim of the fatal Pomona home fire on Quaker Road early Wednesday.

According to lohud.com , Don Gaston, 63,  the owner of the one-story home, died in the blaze that caused significant damage to the structure.

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 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 Gaston inside a bedroom. The man, who was unconscious, was rescued from the home and administered CPR by firefighters until the ambulance crew arrived.

Gaston 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 fire is being investigated by the Rockland County Sheriff's Office's arson investigation team.

to sign up for Daily Voice's free daily emails and news alerts.

Welcome to

North Orange Daily Voice!

Serves Crawford, Hamptonburgh, Middletown, Montgomery, New Windsor, Newburgh & Wallkill

Get the news you need to know on the go.

Welcome to

North Orange Daily Voice!

Serves Crawford, Hamptonburgh, Middletown, Montgomery, New Windsor, Newburgh & Wallkill

Hi! You've read our articles so we know you like our reporting. To keep reading please join our mailing list.

Get important news about your town as it happens.