State, Dutchess to work with employees while building is shut down

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Burned out interior

This photo is on social media stating that it
was taken inside the Gap. Its validity and
source could not be substantiated

FISHKILL – Employees who work at the Gap distribution center in
Fishkill are out of work for the time being since fire ravaged one of
the two one million square foot buildings off I-84, Route 9 and Merritt
Drive.

County Executive Marcus Molinaro and Deputy County Executive for Economic
Development Ronald Hicks are working with the Gap’s Regional Manager
Jim Young, the Governor’s Office and the state Labor Department’s
Rapid Response coordinator to identify resources available locally with
the goal of coordinating a response and offering assistance to meet the
needs of those workers.

“While there is significant damage to Building 100 and the necessary
investigations must all be completed, Dutchess County will do everything
within our capability to assist the Gap and its employees to get back
up and running at full capacity as quickly as possible,” Molinaro
said.

The fire is being investigated by state and county officials as well as
the US Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms and Explosives.