FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
December 4, 2017
Reply to: Christopher Maeder, Chief
Fairview Fire District
258 Violet Avenue
Poughkeepsie, NY 12601
On December 4th, 2017 at approximately 2:54 pm, Fairview Firefighters were dispatched for a reported structure fire at 80 West Dorsey Lane, in the Town of Hyde Park. Fairview firefighters arrived on the scene approximately 3 minutes later and found a two-family residential structure with an active fire on the second floor. A second alarm was requested calling additional resources to the scene.
Firefighters made an offensive, interior attack with the fire being knocked down within 10 minutes of arrival. The fire was declared out at approximately 3:23 pm.
The fire was contained to the original apartment on the second floor. Occupants from both units were displaced as a result of the fire.
Assisting the Fairview Fire District at the scene was the City of Poughkeepsie Fire Department, Roosevelt Fire District, Pleasant Valley Fire District, Arlington Fire District, Hyde Park Fire District, Mobile Life Support Services, Dutchess County Department of Emergency Response, Town of Hyde Park Police, Dutchess County Sherriff’s Office, and New York State Police. Providing stand-by coverage was the Highland Fire District.
There were no injuries to firefighting personnel or occupants. All units cleared the scene 7:15 pm.
The cause of 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.