Saturday, December 8, 2018



Families displaced by Poughkeepsie fire

POUGHKEEPSIE – An afternoon fire heavily damaged a multi-family dwelling in Poughkeepsie on Friday. The three-story building at 58 Smith Street near the intersection of Thompson Street had heavy fire damage on the third floor with the rest of the building sustaining heavy smoke and water damage. 

Poughkeepsie Fire Chief Mark Johnson said the two-alarm blaze started in an apartment on the third floor. In addition to Poughkeepsie firefighters, Arlington and Fairview firefighters were on scene to assist.

The cause and exact origin of the fire are under investigation.

Firefighters were aided at the scene by Mobile Life Support Services, City of Poughkeepsie Police and Building Departments along with Central Hudson. 

The Red Cross assisted at least six adults displaced by Friday’s fire.


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