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Fire Breaks Out At Cosmetics Plant Near Stewart Airport

An explosion was reported at the Verla International factory in New Windsor.
An explosion was reported at the Verla International factory in New Windsor. Photo Credit: Google Maps

Earlier report:

NEW WINDSOR, N.Y. – Emergency crews are battling an explosion and fire at the Verla International cosmetics factory in New Windsor on Monday morning, according to multiple media reports.

The explosion was reported at the Temple Hill Road factory around 10:30 Monday morning. Town Supervisor George Green told ABC New York that at least two people sustained injuries.

Due to the fire, Temple Hill Road is Closed between Union Ave. and the Five Corners until further notice.

Verla International produces cosmetic packaging molds with over 40 lines for nail polish, 40 lines for color cosmetics, personal care, creams, lotions, fragrances and perfumes.

Victims were reportedly transferred to St. Luke's Cornwall Hospital.

The investigation into the explosion is ongoing.

Current agencies assisting include (but are not limited to);

  • NYS Office of Emergency Management
  • OC BOCES
  • OC Department of Public Health
  • OC Department of Public Works
  • OC Sheriffs Office
  • American Red Cross

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