LaGrange fire sends homeowner to hospital


LAGRANGE – A Monday afternoon fire on Maloney Road went to a two-alarm blaze that brought several fire departments to the scene to help the LaGrange firefighters.  The homeowner suffered smoke inhalation and was taken to the hospital by ambulance.

According to LaGrange Fire Chief Tim O’Connor, the house had smoke billowing from it when the first crews arrived shortly after being dispatched.  Four minutes after the original dispatch, the fire was upgraded to a two-alarm fire bringing the Arlington, Pleasant Valley, Union Vale, and East Fishkill fire departments to the scene.

The initial crews began an aggressive attack and entered the first floor of the residence to find two rooms with  heavy smoke and fire.  The fire was brought under control approximately 20 minutes after the firefighters began their battle.

The homeowner had exited the house when the fire began but was transported to a local hospital for evaluation of minor smoke inhalation by EMStar Ambulance.

The cause of the fire is under investigation by the LaGrange Fire Department and the Dutchess County Fire Investigation Division.