FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
November 26, 2016
Reply to: Christopher Maeder, Chief
Fairview Fire District
258 Violet Avenue
Poughkeepsie, NY 12601
On Saturday, the 26th of November at approximately 10:46 am, the Fairview Fire District was dispatched for a reported fire at Eastern Metal Recycling in the Town of Poughkeepsie. Upon arrival, Fairview Firefighters found a vehicle well involved with fire in the compactor at the site. Firefighters were able to knock down the fire in the compactor/baler and then had the vehicle removed to continue extinguishment.
Agencies assisting at the scene included the City of Poughkeepsie Fire Department and the Town of Poughkeepsie Police. Relocating to the Fairview Fire station was the Roosevelt Fire District.
There were no injuries to any fire service personnel. Fire service personnel and equipment left the scene approximately an hour after arrival. The fire has been determined to be accidental.
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.