Fire Contained to Single Apartment
By Hughsonville Fire District
February 21, 2022

PRESS RELEASE – For Immediate Release

For Additional Information Contact: District Duty Captain William Beale (914) 475-4075

On Sunday, February 20, 2022, at 10:00am, the Hughsonville Fire Department was dispatched for a possible house fire at 6 MacFarlane Road in the Town of Wappinger. Residents contacted Dutchess County 911 and reported smoke coming from a closet in a living room.
The first Hughsonville units arrived on scene within 5 minutes reporting an active fire in a two- story wood frame structure. Firefighters confirmed that all residents had self-evacuated, and conducted an aggressive interior attack, containing the fire to one of two apartment units.

The fire was brought under control within 40 minutes. Hughsonville Fire Department First Assistant Chief Paul Rogers, Jr. thanked his members and those who assisted his department on the scene, “outstanding job, a perfect example of training and teamwork put together.”

Hughsonville was assisted by New Hackensack, Village of Fishkill, Rombout, New Hamburg, Chelsea, East Fishkill, and Glenham fire departments, as well as the Dutchess County Department of Emergency Response and Town of Wappinger EMS.
Wappingers Falls Fire Department provided standby coverage for the Hughsonville Fire District.

The Red Cross was contacted to assist the two families displaced by the fire.

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


Photo Credit: Bill Johnson