ARLINGTON – A two-alarm fire just before 4 p.m. on Saturday destroyed
a garage attached to a single-family house at 67 Evergreen Avenue in the
Arlington Fire District in Town of Poughkeepsie. The fire, which was determined
to have been accident and associated with a lawn tractor parked inside,
extended to a small area of the main house.
A car inside the garage was destroyed and a second vehicle in the driveway
sustained heat damage.
Four occupants and a dog escaped uninjured; however, one firefighter was
treated at the hospital for a shoulder injury and was released.
Fire Chief Tory Gallante said the structure was deemed uninhabitable.
The fire was discovered by one of the occupants, while investigating a
noise coming from the garage area.
Assisting at the scene were firefighters from the City of Poughkeepsie
and Fairview Fire Department, Mobile Life Support Services, Town of Poughkeepsie
Police and Building Department and Central Hudson Gas and Electric.
Wappingers Falls, Pleasant Valley and New Hackensack fire departments
relocated equipment to cover Arlington stations.
The fire was investigated by the Arlington Fire District Fire Investigation
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