FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 23, 2012
Reply to: Chief Christopher Maeder
At approximately 14:00 hours (2:00 PM) Fairview Firefighters were dispatched for a reported fire in the copier room at 99 Inwood Avenue, Poughkeepsie; the Residential Administration offices for Abilities First. Firefighters and equipment arrived within three (3) minutes of being called and discovered an active fire in the structure. Firefighters were able to enter the structure and extinguish the fire with the initial handline. The fire was contained to the room of origin and the combustibles located inside. Mutual aid was received by the City of Poughkeepsie Fire Department, Roosevelt Fire Department, and Mobile Life Support Services. Additionally, the Town of Poughkeepsie Police and Building Departments were called to the scene. There were no injuries reported by occupants of firefighting personnel.
Immediate response by on duty firefighters resulted in a fire that was able to be quickly contained. It is anticipated that Abilities First personnel will be able to reoccupy the structure tomorrow.
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.