BEEKMAN – A two-alarm fireplace despatched a firefighter to the hospital and displaced a number of folks in a Sunday evening fireplace. The fireplace at a multi-family dwelling at 1000 Beekman Highway in Beekman was reported to 911 dispatchers shortly after 9 p.m. Sunday evening.
First responding Beekman firefighters encountered heavy flames engulfing the primary and second flooring on one facet of the home. A second alarm was sounded, bringing extra firefighters and equipment from the East Fishkill, LaGrange, and Pawling Hearth Departments, in accordance with Beekman’s Chief, Greg Rayburn. As soon as inside, firefighters’ efforts had been hampered by the structure of the 4 flats.
One Beekman firefighter was injured when a portion of the ceiling collapsed, touchdown on him. East Fishkill and Beekman firefighters labored to take away the sufferer and get him transported to an area hospital for remedy. In line with Rayburn, the firefighter was handled and launched.
Rayburn mentioned “it was a tough fireplace on the primary and second flooring however all departments labored properly collectively to place it out.”
The Dutchess County Hearth Investigation Division was summoned to the scene to find out the trigger and origin of the blaze which has but to be decided. The American Pink Cross was notified to help the displaced residents.