TOWN OF POUGHKEEPSIE – Fire Sunday night left five residents and a dog homeless in the Arlington section of the Town of Poughkeepsie.
The fire at 759 Main Street was called in at 9:50 p.m. with Arlington firefighters encountering heavy fire in the rear of the 2 ½ story commercial/residential building.
All occupants in the upstairs apartments got out on their own with no reported injuries to the residents or firefighters.
The cause of the fire is under investigation by the Arlington Fire District Investigation Division and Poughkeepsie Town Police.
Assisting at the scene were the City of Poughkeepsie and LaGrange fire departments, Dutchess County Department of Emergency Response, Town of Poughkeepsie Police and Building Department, and Central Hudson. New Hamburg, Pleasant Valley and Roosevelt fire departments relocated to cover Arlington fire stations.