HFD Responds to Structure Fire
By HFD Social Media Team
November 9, 2023

On Wednesday, November 8, at 9:27am, the Hughsonville Fire Department was dispatched to an occupied single family home on Old State Road (off Route 9D) for a report of visible smoke coming from a residence. Hughsonville FD personnel arrived on scene within 4 minutes and the incident commander confirmed that smoke was coming from the building with one subject exiting from the front door.

A quick size-up revealed an active fire in the rear living room and a second alarm was transmitted, bringing in additional resources. Three hoselines were deployed and the fire was brought under control within thirty minutes. One civilian and one firefighter were transported to local hospitals to be evaluated for minor illness secondary to smoke inhalation.

Hughsonville Fire District Captain William Beale commanded on scene operations. He said, “Aggressive tactics led to a quick knock down, containing the fire to the rear of the structure. I thank our mutual aid partners for their assistance.” The cause of fire is not considered suspicious and remains under investigation by the Dutchess County Fire Investigation Division.

The Hughsonville Fire Department was assisted on scene by New Hackensack, Village of Fishkill, Chelsea and Castle Point Fire Departments, Town of Wappinger (Empress) EMS, Dutchess County Department of Emergency Response and the New York State Police.