Tag Archives: Firearm Accidents

No Injuries Reported at Fire at Popular Poughkeepsie Restaurant

On Friday, November 4th local fire companies reported to a fire at the Coyote Grill in the town of Poughkeepsie. The fire broke out with employees and patrons inside.  All those inside the building were able to exit safely. Authorities report the fire was contained in less than twenty minutes from the time crews were -->

Fire Destroys Port Jervis Buildings

In the early hours of Tuesday, October 11th a fire destroyed two buildings on upper Pike Street in Port Jervis. Firefighters responded quickly to the scene, which developed into a four alarm fire. Luckily nobody was seriously injured or killed in the blaze. One of the buildings destroyed was a vacant property; the other building -->

Fire Tears through Building of one of Dutchess County’s Top Employers

On Monday, August 30th a fire destroyed Fishkill’s Gap Inc. distribution center, a facility where hundreds were employed. The fire broke out at approximately 10:30pm. It took 23 Fire departments and over a million gallons of water to contain the blaze. Remarkably no one was hurt in the fire. Authorities have yet to divulge the -->

80 Firefighters Battle a Woodstock Blaze

In the early hours of Monday, April 11, a fire ripped through a Woodstock home.  Miraculously in just over an hour a team of five fire companies had the blaze under control without a single injury.  Two heroic police officers were able to pull two people off of the porch of the burning house before -->

28 Year Old Woman Charged With Reckless Endangerment After House Fire

On Friday, February 28th first responders were dispatched to a fire at a mobile home in East Aurora, New York (an Erie County Village south of Buffalo). According to authorities a 28 year old mother of three was attempting to cook while extremely intoxicated. She fell asleep and soon thereafter a fire began on her -->

Orange County Men Severely Injured in Mechanicstown Explosion

An explosion at an Orange County business cost two young workers parts of their legs in a massive explosion in February, 2016. According to authorities one of the men, a 35 year old Warwick man, was filling a fire extinguisher with air when the incident occurred. The tank ruptured and caused an explosion. The 35 -->

Despite Concerns, Military Continues use of Burn Pits in Iraq

By Tara Copp:  WASHINGTON — The U.S. military still relies on burn pits to dispose of waste in Iraq despite concerns that toxic smoke and fumes released by fires can cause serious illnesses to troops.  Read more here: http://www.stripes.com/news/despite-concerns-military-continues-use-of-burn-pits-in-iraq-1.387141

Poughkeepsie Kitchen Fire Displaces Roughly 120 Residents

Authorities have deemed the kitchen fire that displaced over a hundred Poughkeepsie, NY residents “accidental.” According to officials the blaze occurred after a resident left their stove unattended while cooking.  Multiple city and state organizations including the City of Poughkeepsie Fire Department, Roosevelt Fire District, Mobil Life Support Services, the American Red Cross, and the -->

Deadly Fire in Montgomery County

Early Sunday morning, officials in Montgomery County received a call reporting a structural fire with a man trapped inside. By the time first responders arrived, the house was fully engulfed. The fire took place on State Highway 162. Details regarding what started the fire have yet to be released. Learn more about what you can -->

Suspicious Fires in Schenectady Area

Authorities are officially investigating a number of suspicious fires in the Schenectady area. The first of the fires began in a vacant building in late April. Since the late April fire there have been several other suspicious fires in vacant buildings. All of the fires have occurred in the late night/early morning hours. Officials report -->