Hudson Valley first responders have been very busy this week on one of the longest roads in the country. With four accidents in three days, including a massive car fire, this historic route has taken a dangerous turn.

Route 6 Accidents in the Hudson Valley, NY

"A couple of busy days up on Route 6", began a Facebook post from the Woodbury Fire Department. "A car fire and three separate [motor vehicle accidents] since late Sunday night. Thank you for the help West Point Professional Firefighters!", they continued. As the photos show, these were no ordinary fender-benders.

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Route 6 in Woodbury, NY

Route 6 spans more than 3,000 miles across the United States. It starts in California as it meanders east, passing through Orange and Dutchess counties as it makes its way to the very tip of Cade Cod, MA.

In Woodbury, NY, it has been an epicenter for local first responders and the bane of Hudson Valley commuters. The recent car fire completely engulfed the vehicle and even caught nearby brush on fire as Woodbury and West Point firefighters battled the blaze.

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First Responders in Orange County, NY

The accidents were serious as well. Photos show deployed airbags in at least two of the collisions, and in the case of the Jeep below, a completely sheared-off front wheel. Traffic was stopped in many of the incidents, forcing many drivers to find alternate routes while firefighters and EMS responded to injuries.

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Gratitude for Hudson Valley, NY First Responders

Many Hudson Valley residents expressed their gratitude for the work of the first responders. "You all are amazing thank you!!", commented Town of Woodbury councilwoman Kathryn Luciani. "Great job guys", added a Central Valley man.

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From accident response to daring rescues, it seems like a roll of the dice as to what Hudson Valley first responders will be responding to each day. Check out the amazing multi-agency response (including a helicopter) to rescue a stranded hiker below, and keep scrolling to see how a horse was saved from a backyard pool.

11 People Including Rangers, Climbers and a Helicopter Needed to Rescue Hiker

injured climber rescued by New York Forest Rangers, Assistants and Volunteer Climbers

Horse In A New York Backyard Pool?! See The Dramatic Rescue Photos

God Bless our amazing First Responders. They have to see and react to unique situations every day to save not just human lives, but also those of our four-legged friends. This past weekend a horse-faced a life or death situation after getting caught in the cover in someone's backyard pool in Bohemia, New York. Thankfully, the Bohemia Fire Department came to the rescue.