Fire Destroys Three-Story Home in Beacon
Photo by Ed Mandosa
BEACON, NY - On January 3rd at 6:23 A.M., the City of Beacon FD was dispatched to 925 Wolcott Ave. for a reported structure fire.
Assistant Chief Lahey arrived on scene and immediately called for a 2nd Alarm for a three-story house. All three floors were involved in heavy fire conditions. City of Beacon's apparatus arrived on scene within minutes and immediately established two water sources, setting up master streams and the ladder truck. Crews stretched a two-and-a-half inch exposure line to protect a neighboring house.
The Village of Fishkill Fire Department tower ladder assisted with master stream operations. An engine from Castle Point Fire Department and Glenham Fire Co. were called to the scene to assist with exterior water operations. Electrical and gas services were disconnected by Central Hudson. The Beacon Water/DPW, and the Beacon Building Department assisted on scene. Ambulnz, Beacon Volunteer Ambulance, County Cars 13, 17, 51, 52, DCSO, MTA Police were also on the scene. The Rombout Fire Department and Chelsea Fire Department provided standby coverage in the city.
BFD units remained on the scene for hours to extinguish hot spots. The unsafe building was razed by a local contractor. The fire caused exterior heat damage to 923 Wolcott Ave. and 66 Sargent Ave. No injuries were reported.
The fire is being investigated by the City of Beacon PD, Dutchess County Sheriff's Office, and DC Fire Investigation Division.