MONROE, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) — Serious injuries have been reported after an apparent explosion and fire overnight in the town of Monroe in Orange County.
Fire crews found a bungalow on Cromwell Road fully engulfed in flames when they arrived. For firefighters, the remote location played a role in the fight.READ MORE: 2 Dead After Car Lands In New Jersey Pond
“This area does not have hydrants, so they had to establish a remote water supply to provide water to the scene,” said Orange County Emergency Services Deputy Commissioner Vini Tankasali.READ MORE: Former NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio Says He Will Not Run For Governor
The fire is now under control. Three people were seriously hurt and another six people suffered minor injuries.MORE NEWS: Yonkers Police Detail Attempted Suicide-By-Cop That Left Officer With Serious Injuries
The cause of the fire is under investigation.