FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 22, 2017
Reply to: Christopher Maeder, Chief
Fairview Fire District
258 Violet Avenue
Poughkeepsie, NY 12601
On September 21st at approximately 6:09 pm, the Fairview Fire District was dispatched for reported fire at 10 Miller Place, located in the Town of Poughkeepsie. While enroute to the alarm, firefighters received an update from the Dutchess County Department of Emergency Response 911 Center with a report multiple calls of a working fire. Fire firefighters arrived in three minutes finding a well involved building in a residential neighborhood. A second alarm was immediately requested bringing additional resources and personnel to the scene of the fire.
The fire was quickly contained to the original structure with no damage to surrounding buildings. The fire was declared under control at 6:57 pm.
Assisting the Fairview Fire District at the scene was the City of Poughkeepsie Fire Department, Arlington Fire District, Roosevelt Fire District, Town of Poughkeepsie Police, Town of Poughkeepsie Water, Town of Poughkeepsie Building, Central Hudson, and the Dutchess County Department of Emergency Response. The Roosevelt Fire District provided standby coverage and responded to alarms while the incident was taking place.
There were no injuries to firefighting personnel or occupants to the residence. The home will not be habitable for some period of time. One individual and a number of pets were displaced by the fire. All units cleared the scene 9:16 pm.
The cause of the fire was determined to be accidental as a result of the failure of a piece of mechanical equipment.
Please remember that Fairview Firefighters (both paid and volunteer) are committed to your safety and are here when you need us 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
|Photo Courtney of Raymond Nichols|
|Photo courtesy Raymond Nichols|