May 18, 2024


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Suspicious Hearth Destroys Historic Residence In Area

A historic household in the spot was ruined by a fast-transferring hearth.

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

To start with arriving models encountered major fire disorders in the very first floor and porch spot as perfectly as in a detached garage in the rear, explained Metropolis of Poughkeepsie Hearth Main Mark Johnson.

A next-alarm was transmitted requesting added aid from Arlington and Fairview fire departments. 

There were being two inhabitants home at the time of the hearth and each escaped without having harm. No firefighters were being injured.

The fire was less than command inside of about an hour-and-a-fifty percent, he additional.

Far more than 40 firefighters responded to the scene of the hearth at the house regarded through the space as the “Halloween Dwelling,”  because of to decorations that can be seen both inside and out of the property.

Supplemental models from the Highland and Roosevelt fireplace departments were on standby in the Metropolis during the incident.

Johnson reported the fireplace is under investigation in conjunction with the Metropolis of Poughkeepsie Police and Dutchess County Sheriff’s Office environment.

Johnson explained he could not remark on rumors that a person was witnessed on the porch of the house with gasoline cans right before the fireplace started. 

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