According to the Fairview Fire District, firefighters were dispatched for a reported fire at 80 West Dorsey Lane in the Town of Hyde Park on Friday afternoon. When emergency personal arrived they found the fire had already consumed the first floor and the rear of the structure and was a threat to a nearby structure and a vehicle.

Firefighters requested mutual aid and were able to work quickly to contain the flames to the home, saving the nearby buildings and also rescuing a dog from the residence. Officials say extreme temperatures and humidity made the fire more difficult to manage but despite those factors firefighters from several agencies worked quickly and the fire was contained within a hour of arrival.

No occupants were home at the time of the fire. Two firefighters suffered minor injuries fighting the blaze but were treated at the scene and released. Officials say the home was severely damaged and likely not to be habitual in the near future. The fire is still under investigation.

Fairview Fire District thanked all the mutual aid agencies for their help. Assisting on the scene were the City of Poughkeepsie Fire Department, Roosevelt Fire District, Pleasant Valley Fire District, Arlington Fire District, Hyde Park Fire Department, Lagrange Fire District, Mobile Life Support Services, Hyde Park Police, New York State Police, Dutchess County Sheriff Office, Dutchess County Department of Emergency Response, and the Hyde Park Fire Inspector.

I would personally just like to say 'Thank You' again to those brave men and women who put their lives on the line for their community, even the furry members!