February 1, 2023


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Suspicious Fire Destroys Historic Household In Spot Believed To Be Arson

This story has been updated.

A historic house in the area was wrecked by a rapid-transferring fireplace in what is considered to be arson.

The fire broke out in Poughkeepsie, at 27 South Clinton St., at close to 5:15 a.m., Thursday, Jan. 14.

First arriving models encountered significant fireplace problems in the first floor and porch space as perfectly as in a detached garage in the rear of the home, reported City of Poughkeepsie Fire Chief Mark Johnson.

A next-alarm was transmitted requesting extra guidance from Arlington and Fairview fire departments. 

There were being two citizens home at the time of the fireplace and the two escaped with out injury. No firefighters ended up injured.

A lot more than 40 firefighters responded to the scene of the fire at the property recognized all through the area as the “Halloween House,”  thanks to decorations that can be seen each inside of and out of the home.

The fireplace was under management inside about an hour-and-a-half, he additional.

Right after the hearth was extinguished the Hearth Division began an investigation into the induce and origin of the fireplace, it was speedily established the fireplace was arson, mentioned Poughkeepsie Law enforcement Lt. Matt Clark.

Movie from the location displays what appears to be a male stroll up to the household carrying two gas cans, he splashes a liquid on the entrance porch and ignites the liquid, and flees, Clark claimed.

We are inquiring for everyone in the place who has a digicam technique to preserve any movie from around this time and get in touch with the Law enforcement Department at 845-451-7577.

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