FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Christopher Maeder, Chief
Fairview Fire District
258 Violet Avenue
Poughkeepsie, NY 12601
At approximately 4:19 pm, the Fairview Fire District along with the City of Poughkeepsie Fire Department were dispatched for a reported fire with multiple calls at Star Gas, located at 33 Fulton Street in the Town of Poughkeepsie. Upon arrival (approximately 4:22 pm), Fairview personnel found a large building that was being used to store propane service trucks with dense smoke coming from the structure. Fairview Firefighters immediately called a second alarm of fire bringing additional resources to the scene.
The fire was declared under control at approximately 5:11 pm and was contained to a single building.
In addition to the City of Poughkeepsie, Fairview was assisted at the scene by the Roosevelt Fire District, Arlington Fire District, Lagrange Fire District, New Hamburg Fire District, Hughsonville Fire District, Mobile Life Support Services, Town of Poughkeepsie Police, Dutchess County Department of Emergency Response, Dutchess County Sherriff’s office, and the Town of Poughkeepsie Fire Inspector. Providing standby was the Pleasant Valley Fire District.
One firefighter suffered a minor injury. The fire is currently under investigation.