Kathy Welsh

Kathy Welsh

Photo: Arlington Fire District

POUGHKEEPSIE – A fire broke out at Planet Wings located at 661 Dutchess Turnpike in the Town of Poughkeepsie at 11:45 p.m. Thursday night.

According to an investigation by the Arlington Fire District Fire Investigation Division, the fire was determined to be electrical and involved an exterior neon sign on the front of the building, stated Tory G. Gallante, Chief of the Arlington Fire District.

Firefighters forced entry and encountered heavy smoke conditions inside the building, said Gallante.

Photo: Arlington Fire District

Further investigation revealed an active fire on the roof area. The fire was extinguished and declared under control approximately 30 minutes from the time of dispatch.

Chief Gallante said the business was closed and unoccupied at the time of the fire.

The structure sustained smoke, fire, and water damage and firefighters were able to contain the fire to the roof area. The business will remain closed for an undetermined period of time.

Photo: Arlington Fire District

No civilian or emergency responder injuries were reported.

Assisting at the scene of the two-alarm fire were the LaGrange Fire District, Mobile Life Support Services, Dutchess County Department of Emergency Response, T/ Poughkeepsie Police Department, T/ Poughkeepsie Building Department, and Central Hudson Gas & Electric. The New Hamburg, Pleasant Valley, and Roosevelt Fire Districts relocated equipment to the Arlington Fire District stations and provided standby coverage.


    Leave a Reply

    Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

    © 2017 Hudson Valley News Network
    Always Local, Always Free.