Firefighters save multi-family home from being lost in fire


PLEASANT VALLEY — Firefighters from multiple departments battled a two-alarm blaze at a multi-family dwelling and saved the building from destruction Friday night. The structure at 65 Parksville Road contains seven apartments.

Second Deputy Pleasant Valley Fire Chief John Cronk was the first to arrive at the secluded property just after 10:00 p.m. and confirmed flames were blowing from the side of the building, and called for a second alarm to call for help- additional manpower and equipment from surrounding departments. .

After ensuring that all tenants were out of the building, firefighters responded quickly to prevent flames from engulfing the entire structure. “I’m so proud of our firefighters and the job they did tonight,” Cronk told Mid-Hudson News. “They did a lot of work before other departments arrived to help.”

The Dutchess County Fire Investigation Division arrived at the scene of the fire to investigate the cause and origin of the fire.

The building sustained extensive fire, smoke and water damage.

Pleasant Valley firefighters were assisted at the scene by career firefighters from the Arlington and LaGrange Fire Departments as well as volunteer firefighters from the Roosevelt, Millbrook and Union Vale Fire Departments. On-site EMS availability was provided by the NDP.

No injuries were reported among firefighters or residents.


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