RED HOOK – A two-alarm fire shortly after 12 noon on Tuesday left a residence at 32 Garden Street in the Village of Red Hook uninhabitable after a fire broke out in the kitchen.
The Red Hook Fire Company and Tivoli Fire Department were dispatched to a stove fire, but when firefighters arrived, it was determined to be a kitchen fire with smoke coming from the building in several locations.
A second alarm brought in equipment and manpower from Rhinebeck Fire Department and placed Milan Fire Department on standby in their quarters.
Due to the rapid and aggressive interior attack, a bulk of the fire was knocked down in about 12 minutes with overhaul, salvage, and cleanup of the fire finished at approximately 4 p.m.
The Red Cross responded to support the occupants of the structure that was deemed uninhabitable due to fire, smoke and water damage.
An estimated 35 fire department members were at the scene as well as the Red Hook Police, State Police, Northern Dutchess Paramedics, Central Hudson Gas & Electric, and The Red Cross.
Dutchess County 911 Dispatchers provided communication and coordination in the early stages of the incident.
The Dutchess County Fire Investigation Division is investigating the cause of the fire which has not yet been determined.