Blaze damages apartments in Poughkeepsie buildings

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Video: Jason Brodbeck

POUGHKEEPSIE – Fire that started on a back porch spread to two apartments at 5 and 6 Eastman Terrace in the City of Poughkeepsie late Sunday morning.
Eighteen residents escaped from the burning structure.
Fire Chief Mark Johnson said at the scene that the 10-apartment building connected horizontally.             
The fire spread from the porch into the two apartments. All residents and pets were evacuated uninjured, the chief said.
The cause of the two-alarm fire is under investigation.