MAHOPAC, N.Y. -- Emergency responders were dispatched to C & A Auto Services just before 7 a.m. on New Year's Day for a report of a commercial fire alarm, according to Jack Casey, public information officer for the Mahopac Falls Volunteer Fire Department.
First arriving Carmel Police units confirmed the alarm and found the structure filling with heavy black smoke. This caused a dispatch of the Mahopac Falls FD, which quickly got on the road with Chief Bill Bahr, a pumper/tanker, two engines and a ladder assignment with Mahopac Falls FD coming up with two pumper/tankers and heavy rescue along with Chief Jeff Boyle and Asst. Chief Brian Sacher.
No fire was found but the cause of the call was due to a malfunctioning heater that was not venting properly.
With the assistance of an employee, on call for alarms, doors were opened and the building was fully aired out.
After repacking equipment and wishing each other a "Happy New Year", both departments wished the same to Carmel police officers and headed home.