Several companies respond to fire in the Village of Chatham

CHATHAM—Columbia County 911 dispatched the Chatham Task Force and Chatham Rescue Squad for a reported fire in the basement of 3 Prospect Street in the village, January 25 at 3:54 p.m.

Once on the scene, fire command reported a working fire.

Firefighters from Chatham, Ghent, Valatie, Niverville, East Chatham, Austerlitz, Spencertown, Tri-Village, Greenport, Kinderhook and Hudson responded to the scene. Mellenville stood by in Chatham’s quarters for Chatham and Ghent. Nassau stood by in Niverville’s quarters.

CCEMS Valatie Rescue also responded.

Columbia County Fire Coordinators Office, Columbia County Cause & Origin Team, State Police, NYSEG, the Chatham Village DPW and the building inspector all responded to the scene. The cause of the blaze remains under investigation.

Firefighters work at the scene of a structure fire at 3 Prospect Street in the Village of Chatham January 25. Photos by Lindmark Photography

Volunteers from the Hudson Valley Chapter of the American Red Cross provided emergency aid to one person after the January 25 fire.

The Red Cross provided financial assistance which can be used for necessities such as shelter, food, and clothing to one adult. Volunteers also offered emotional support. In the coming days, Red Cross staff and volunteers will remain available to help those affected by the fire as they navigate the road to recovery.

Firefighters were back in service at 10:40 p.m.

Smoking product violations listed

HUDSON—The Columbia County Department of Health issued a January 28 press release announcing that the following tobacco retailers were found in violation of Article 13-F; “Regulation of Tobacco Products, Herbal Cigarettes and Smoking Paraphernalia; Distribution to Minors” Section 1399-CC; of the Public Health Law, State of New York for 2021:

*Charron’s Market, 2 Church Street, Chatham, 1 violation September 20, 2021

*Love’s Travel Stop #611, 12845 Route 22, Canaan, 1 violation September 29, 2021

*Xtra Mart #1453, 2224 Route 9, Livingston, 1 violation November 12, 2021

*Elizaville Diner and Deli, 537 East Kerley Corners Road,

Elizaville, 1 violation November 12, 2021.

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