Video from fingersmalone7 of a fire last night on Haight Avenue in Poughkeepsie, New York. There is an interview with the fire chief in the video at the bottom of the post.
Four people were rescued from the roof of a second floor porch Wednesday night as a fire raged through a mixed-use building in the Town of Poughkeepsie, officials said.
The four climbed through a window and were stranded on the porch roof at the building at 516 Haight Ave. after flames on an exterior staircase cut off their only means of exit, said Capt. William Steenbergh of the Arlington Fire Department.
The Arlington Fire Department was dispatched to the fire at approximately 8:57 p.m. Wednesday. Upon firefighter arrival, the residence was showing heavy fire and thick smoke was bursting out of the roof and side windows, said Chief Tory Gallante.
The three occupants of the house at 516 Haight Ave., Tessacalina Nollenberger, James Taber and Jennifer Jennie, escaped the building by the time firefighters were on the scene. There were no injuries, but Taber suffered multiple scratches from his Tuxedo cat as he carried it to safety.
The main exit on the side of the house was blocked by the flames, so Taber had to crawl out a window in the front of the house and onto a first-story roof before jumping to safety with his cat in his arm.
Also on STATter911 …
- Helmet-cam: Two-alarm house fire in West Manchester Township, PA with people trapped. – September 12, 2012
- Raw video & dispatch audio: House fire in Utica, New York. – August 6, 2012
- Video: Fatal multi-alarm duplex fire with exposure problems in Shenandoah, PA. – July 8, 2012
- Firefighter in cardiac arrest at Elkton, MD house fire revived. Second firefighter needed help after losing air. – December 31, 2011
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