Fire at upstate New York lumberyard destroys 3 buildings, ruled accidental; no injuries

A fire that destroyed three buildings at an upstate New York lumber business has been ruled an accident.

The Times Herald-Record of Middletown ( ) reports more than 100 firefighters battled the blaze after it was reported Thursday evening at Mid-State Lumber in the Orange County town of Warwick, on the New Jersey border 45 miles northwest of New York City.

Police in Warwick says the fire was accidental.

Firefighters from 20 fire departments worked from Thursday night into Friday morning to get the blaze under control. Crews remained at the scene Friday afternoon dousing hot spots to keep them from reigniting.

A message left at the company's Branchburg, New Jersey, headquarters hasn't been returned. The company also has a lumber yard in Kingston, Pennsylvania.

No injuries have been reported.


Information from: The Times Herald-Record,