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Sunday Night Fire Destroys Red Hook Barn; No Animals Hurt

By John Lauffer, Correspondent | May 16, 2021 | NEW YORK

Story No. 051821100

RED HOOK, NY - On May 16th at 8:54 P.M., the Red Hook Fire Company and Tivoli Fire Department were dispatched to a structure fire at 412 Route 199 in Red Hook.

Upon arrival within four minutes, Assistant Chief Mike Lane found a barn fully involved with another structure nearby, as well as several propane storage tanks. He immediately called for a second-alarm. This brought equipment and manpower from Rhinebeck, Milan and Livingston and placed Pine Plains on stand-by in their quarters for Milan. Hillside and Germantown relocated to Red Hook and Tivoli to cover those stations.

Per Command due to heavy fire in the structure an exterior attack was initiated and the fire was knocked down in about 45 minutes. Overhaul and clean up of the fire, including use of a backhoe, was completed at about 12:30 A.M.

One firefighter was transported to Northern Dutchess Hospital and later released.

Approximately 40 fire department members were at the scene, as well as the Red Hook Police, NY State Police, Dutchess County Sheriff's Office and Northern Dutchess Paramedics. Dutchess County 911 dispatchers provided communication and coordination throughout the fire, especially in the early stages.

The Dutchess County Fire Investigation Division is investigating the cause of the fire, which has not yet been determined.

This article is a direct street report from our correspondent and has not been edited by the 1st Responder newsroom.