Kathy Welsh

Kathy Welsh

TOWN OF POUGHKEEPSIE – Arlington Fire District firefighters were dispatched to multiple structure fires within their district on Wednesday and Thursday this week.

Arlington Fire District Chief Tory G. Gallante reports on Wednesday, Jan. 10 at 7:42 p.m., district members were dispatched to the Shady Brook Trailer Park, 67 Old Manchester Road, for a reported burning odor in the wall which was later confirmed by first responders as an active fire in the wall. The fire was under control in less than 30 minutes.

Three occupants and one dog were inside the trailer at the time of the fire and self-evacuated prior to fire department arrival, said Gallante. No civilian or emergency responder injuries were reported. The trailer sustained moderate damage and four occupants (plus one dog) were displaced as a result of the incident. The Red Cross was notified and providing assistance.

Assisting at the scene of the fire were the City of Poughkeepsie Fire Department, Mobile Life Support Services, T/ Poughkeepsie Police Department, T/ Poughkeepsie Building Department, and Central Hudson Gas & Electric. The New Hamburg, Pleasant Valley, and Roosevelt Fire Districts relocated equipment and provided standby coverage. All units were back in service at approximately 10:10 pm.

The fire was investigated by the Arlington Fire District Fire Investigation Division and the T/ Poughkeepsie Police Department. The fire was determined to be accidental and caused by failure of electrical distribution.

At 9:45 p.m. on Jan. 10, they were dispatched to 32 A Spring Road for a reported structure fire.

Four occupants were inside the structure at the time of the fire and self-evacuated prior to fire department arrival. No civilian injuries were reported. Gallante said two firefighters received minor injuries and no transport to the hospital was required. The structure sustained severe damage and five occupants were displaced as a result of the incident. The Red Cross was again notified and provided assistance.

Assisting at this scene of the fire were the New Hamburg Fire District, Mobile Life Support Services, T/ Poughkeepsie Police Department, T/ Poughkeepsie Building Department, DC Dept. of Emergency Response, and Central Hudson Gas & Electric. The Village of Wappingers Falls Fire Dept., New Hackensack, and Pleasant Valley Fire Districts relocated equipment to cover Arlington stations. All units were cleared the scene and back in service by 12:31 am.

The fire was investigated by the Arlington Fire District Fire Investigation Division and the T/ Poughkeepsie Police Department. The cause of the second alarm fire was determined to be accidental and related to failure of electrical distribution equipment.

On Thursday, Jan. 11, about 10 a.m., Gallante said firefighters were dispatched to 16 Mews Alley for smoke in a house. Firefighters encountered an active fire on the first floor of the single family residence. The fire was under control within ten minutes of fire department arrival.

The home was unoccupied at the time of the fire and was discovered when one of residents arrived home. No civilian or emergency responder injuries were reported. The structure sustained moderate damage, six occupants were displaced, and they did not request assistance from the Red Cross.

Assisting at the scene of the second alarm fire were the City of Poughkeepsie Fire Department and T/ Poughkeepsie Police Department, The Pleasant Valley and Roosevelt Fire Districts relocated equipment to cover Arlington stations.

The fire was investigated by the Arlington Fire District Fire Investigation Division. The cause of the second alarm fire was determined to be accidental and due to an unspecified electrical failure of a kitchen appliance.

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