Colden Street Fire – 1927

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Next up in a series of films made by Archie Stewart and the surrounding area. We cannot thank Archie enough for recording some pivotal moments and incredible scenery in Newburgh History. And his family for making them available.

On January 11, 1927 in Newburgh, NY there was a large fire on Colden Street. The temperature was unbearably cold and the Firefighters were out there for hours. It is said that one Firefighter was frozen to the steering wheel of the truck. Many brave men kept at it and did not give up. It was also written that this was an act of arson.

This is Dedicated to all Firefighters. It is also dedicated to my Great-Uncle Armand Santacroce who was the first Newburgh Firefighter to die in the line of duty. I never got to meet him as he died before I was born. But I would like to thank him for his service.

Thank you to Albert Garzon for the wonderful music.



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