COPAKE — A recreational vehicle sustained extensive damage Wednesday night after it caught fire in Copake, Copake Fire Chief Randi Shadic. said Thursday.

Five fire companies were dispatched to Copake Camping Resort at 2236 County Route 7 at about 10:13 p.m. after employees at the campground spotted the fire while making their nightly inspection of the campground, Shadic said.

Firefighters were able to get the fire under control in about 25 minutes, Shadic said.

The lodge-style recreational vehicle received extensive smoke, water and fire damage, Shadic said.

The owners of the recreational vehicle were at their home in Long Island when the fire broke out, Shadic said.

Many recreational vehicles of this size are set up at one location for the entire camping season, Shadic said.

There were no injuries to firefighters and the cause of the fire is under investigation, Shadic said.

Fire companies that assisted Copake firefighters were Hillsdale, Ancram, Craryville and Claverack.

Also assisting at the scene were Community Rescue Squad, state police, Columbia County Sheriff’s Office and Columbia County Fire Coordinator’s Office.

All fire companies were back in service at 12:43 a.m.

Johnson Newspapers 7.1

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