Spring Valley fire: What we know, what we don't know
Spring Valley and the Rockland County firefighter community were devastated on Tuesday by a fire that erupted at an adult assisted living home, killing one resident and one firefighter.
Officials and first responders are still sorting through many uncertainties and questions, but here is what we know and don't know about the fire as of Wednesday morning.
What we know
- The fire was reported at 12:52 a.m. at Evergreen Court Home for Adults at 65 Lafayette St. in Spring Valley.
- The facility includes 112 residents, two dozen of whom were rescued by first responders.
- One resident died at a hospital and one firefighter was found dead in the rubble.
- The fallen firefighter was 35-year-old Jared Lloyd, his father, Calvin Lloyd, confirmed.
- He was a volunteer with the Columbian Fire Engine Co. No. 1 in Spring Valley.
- Jared Lloyd was a native of Flushing, Queens, and moved to Spring Valley as a boy and played football for the Spring Valley High School team.
- Officials believe Lloyd got lost on the third floor and could not find his way back out as he made a mayday call and that section of the building collapsed.
- Thirteen residents and two firefighters were taken to hospitals.
- About 125 firefighters from 26 departments responded.
What we don't know
- What caused the fire.
- The name of the resident who died.