Officials are trying to determine the cause of a fire that left many Hudson Valley residents homeless and businesses damaged.

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Fire Damages Homes And Businesses In Chester Orange County, New York

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Fire In Chester New York Leaves People Homeless, Businesses Badly Damaged

The fire spread to three businesses located downstairs in the building and apartments upstairs. Chester Fire Captain Dan Doellinger confirmed the buildings suffered heavy fire, smoke, and water damage.

More than 40 firefighters from at least four area departments spent nearly an hour putting the fire out.

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Rockland Video

Main Street was closed to traffic for much of the early evening hours.

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Doellinger added firefighters had to rescue at least one person from inside an apartment building. He adds it's very lucky that no injuries were reported.

Video From Fire In Chester, New York

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Rockland Video

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