Suspicious fire at Camp Ukraine in Hudson Valley, New York

An arson investigation is underway after a Ukrainian youth camp in the Hudson Valley went up in smoke.

At approximately 1.50pm on Friday, members of the Ulster County Sheriff’s Office and several fire departments responded to 8853 Route 209 in the town of Wawarsing for a fully developed structure fire.

Video of the scene is below:

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The fire happened at the Ukrainian American Youth Association camp, the Ulster County government has confirmed.

“At approximately 2 p.m. Ulster County Emergency Services, Ellenville Fire Department and other Sullivan and Ulster County emergency personnel responded to a call about a fire of structure at the Ukrainian American Youth Association camp in Kerhonkson,” the Ulster County Government Facebook page said. about the fire.

The Ukrainian American Youth Association camp helps train future leaders of the Ukrainian community.

The camp opened in 1955.

“(It’s) a place where members of the Ukrainian American Youth Association gather and interact in a Ukrainian environment,” writes Oselia CYM Ellenville in the Facebook About section.

Fire departments from Ellenville, Bloomingburg, Walker Valley, Wurtsboro, Kerhonkson, Napanoch and Summville arrived and helped put out the flames, according to the Ulster County Sheriff’s Office.

The fire was brought under control by 5 p.m. Friday.

There are no known injuries or fatalities, officials said.

“At the moment our Ulster County Fire Investigation Unit is on site and will release further information when it becomes available,” the Ulster County Government Facebook page added.

The cause of the fire is unclear at the time of this writing.

However, officials confirm they are investigating the possibility of arson.

“The Ulster County Sheriff’s Office and the Ulster County Arson Task Force are currently investigating the cause of the fire,” the Ulster County Sheriff’s Office said.

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