TOWN OF POUGHKEEPSIE –
Fairview firefighters responded early Saturday afternoon to an automatic
alarm of fire at MidHudson Regional Hospital in the Town of Poughkeepsie
and determined it to be smoke condition in the facility.
Firefighters found the condition in the common area of the building on
several floors in the Cooke wing, said Fire Chief Christopher Maeder.
The fire was located and extinguished and air monitoring for potentially
dangerous gases was conducted with nothing found.
The hospital did not go on diversion during the incident and it did not
require relocation of patients. Damage was kept to a minimum.
Assisting at the scene were the City of Poughkeepsie Fire Department and
Dutchess County Department of Emergency Response.
There were no reports of injuries to firefighters or staff and patients.
All units cleared the scene in less than two hours.