A Hudson Valley family of six, including an infant, were nearly killed. A local woman has been charged with attempted murder.

On Tuesday, the City of Port Jervis Police Department announced the arrest of a Port Jervis woman.

Dawn Hulse, 50, of Port Jervis was charged with several crimes including six counts of attempted murder and arson, all felonies. Hulse is accused of intentionally setting multiple fires inside an apartment house with the intent of causing death to the occupants of the dwelling.

She was also arrested on November 12, 2021, for attempted arson in Goshen. She was released in November with no bail due to bail reform, officials say.

Google
Google
loading...

On Tuesday around 12:20 am, the Port Jervis City Police and Fire Departments responded to a fire alarm activation at a two-family home located at 156 Jersey Avenue in the City of Port Jervis.

Google
Google
loading...

Police arrived on the scene and observed heavy smoke and fire emanating from the downstairs apartment while occupants consisting of three adults and three children, (infant, age 5, age 15), from the second-floor apartment were observed evacuating the residence.

Google
Google
loading...

Officers were informed that a female occupant was observed inside the first-floor apartment causing officers to attempt to make entry inside the apartment for a rescue. Officers forced entry into the apartment and observed that the exterior doors had been intentionally barricaded on the interior side to prevent entry. Officers observed several separate fires burning inside the apartment.

Stockbyte
Stockbyte
loading...

Armed with fire extinguishers, officers attempted to extinguish the fire which was burning in several rooms while searching for the female occupant. Due to the fire conditions and heavy smoke, officers were forced to retreat from the residence and alerted arriving Port Jervis Fire Department personnel that a female occupant was trapped inside the apartment.

Firefighters located the female occupant in the rear bathroom of the apartment with the door barricaded, officials say.

480211460
MihailUlianikov
loading...

A team of police officers and firefighters forced entry into the bathroom and located Hulse, who resides in the apartment, unresponsive lying face down in the bathtub, police say.

Officers and firefighters evacuated the victim from the residence to perform life-saving measures and discovered the victim had a pulse and was breathing on her own. The victim was transported by Port Jervis EMS to Bon Scours Community Hospital for treatment.

stk17572fon
Stockbyte
loading...

An investigation into the incident was conducted by the Port Jervis Police Department, Orange County Fire Investigation Unit, Port Jervis Fire Department and the Orange County District Attorney’s Office.

As a result of the investigation, the cause of the fire was determined to be intentionally set by Hulse and it was learned that the electronic circuit breaker powering the smoke detectors for the apartment building was disconnected prior to the fire being set, officials say.

rclassenlayouts
rclassenlayouts
loading...

“Arson places not only its intended victims at risk, but also those who occupy nearby residences, as well as the brave first responders who regularly risk their lives to protect our lives and property. I particularly commend the City of Port Jervis Police for their work on this case, as well as the firefighters who prevented this crime from becoming an even greater tragedy," District Attorney David M. Hoovler said.

Unsolved New York Killings: Police Need Help Solving 40 Homicides

36 High-Risk Hudson Valley Sex Offenders Recently Moved in New York State

Look Inside Richard Gere 'Magical' Hudson Valley, New York Home

80 Children Have Recently Gone Missing From New York State

These 63 Hudson Valley, NY Towns Will Sell Recreational Marijuana

22 'Most Wanted' in New York

Authorities across New York State, including the FBI, have identified these people as its "Most Wanted Fugitives." Officials ask for help in finding them but warn they should be considered "armed and dangerous."

New York Officials Take Drastic Action To Force Trump Family 'To Comply

Tips To Know To Avoid Fatal Fires Using Space Heaters in New York

Many people use space heaters to stay warm in New York. But few know the important steps you need to take to avoid a fire. 

Highlights of 'Historic' New York State 2023 Budget

New York's 2023 budget is said to make "historic investments in critical areas." Here's everything you need to know. 

1st Major Storm: How Much Snow Fell in Hudson Valley, New York?

Winter Travel Tips in New York

Sneak Peek: World Class Axe Throwing Bar Coming to Hudson Valley, New York

Omicron Variant Dominating New York, Signs You May Have COVID

Hudson Valley Welcomes Nearly 70 New Eateries

We've reported on many restaurant closings, now it's time to highlight nearly 70 businesses that have recently opened in the Hudson Valley.

These Omicron COVID Symptoms May Lead to Hospitalizations in New York

Health officials say New Yorkers should be on a close lookout for a number of Omicron symptoms that likely means you need urgent medical care. 

Everything You Need To Know About New York's New Mask Rule

Where In The Hudson Valley To Find A COVID Test

New York ER Doctor Shares Shocking COVID Observations

A New York doctor breaks down how COVID affects the vaccinated, unvaccinated and boosted Empire State residents. 

These 104 Hudson Valley Towns Won't Sell Recreational Marijuana

Hudson Valley Towns Allowing the Sale of Marijuana

The following towns have voted to allow the sale of marijuana. This list is complete as of December 23, 2021. Municipalities have until 12/31 to finalize their decisions.

Snowfall Totals For Friday's Storm Across New York

Despite not much snow in the forecast, a number of local residents actually dealt with over one foot of "surprise" snow.

Winter Travel Tips in New York

Sneak Peek: World Class Axe Throwing Bar Coming to Hudson Valley, New York

Omicron Variant Dominating New York, Signs You May Have COVID

New York ER Doctor Shares Shocking COVID Observations

A New York doctor breaks down how COVID affects the vaccinated, unvaccinated and boosted Empire State residents. 

Hudson Valley Deli, Bakery & Café Forced To Close in New York

Food the Year You Were Born

LOOK: Food history from the year you were born

From product innovations to major recalls, Stacker researched what happened in food history every year since 1921, according to news and government sources.
 

The 26 Most Dangerous Counties in New York State

LOOK: Food history from the year you were born

From product innovations to major recalls, Stacker researched what happened in food history every year since 1921, according to news and government sources.
 

'Today'Star Enjoys Birthday in Hudson Valley With New York Celebs

New York Unveils New COVID Plan To Save Lives, Prevent Illness

New York State issued a number of new ideas in hopes of slowing the spread of COVID during the "Winter Surge."

How Much Do You Have To Make To Be Middle Class in New York?

20 Richest New York Zipcodes

Many New York Pizzerias Among Top 20 in America

17 New Laws in New York You Should Know

The New Year brings with it a host of new laws for Empire State residents. Here are nearly 20 that may impact you in 2022. 

Richest Towns in Each State

LOOK: Here is the richest town in each state

Just saying the names of these towns immediately conjures up images of grand mansions, luxury cars, and ritzy restaurants. Read on to see which town in your home state took the title of the richest location and which place had the highest median income in the country. Who knows—your hometown might even be on this list.

Over 50 New York Pizzerias Ranked by Barstool's Dave Portnoy

When it comes to amazing pizza you don't have to leave New York State. But where can you find the best slice?

20 Worst Places to Live in New York State

A list highlights the worst places a New York resident can call home. A number of places in the Hudson Valley made the list, including one that was ranked the worst place to live.

Barstool's Dave Portnoy Finally Reviews Pizza From Mid-Hudson Valley

Barstool's Dave Portnoy finally came to the Mid-Hudson Region to give a "One Bite Review" on what he was told is "great pizza" from the Mid-Hudson Valley. 

Potential Cancer-Causing Chemicals Found in New York Drinking Water

15 New York Towns Among Safest in America

Top 5 Best Places to Live in New York

carbongallery id="61a789b8ec80de256e553fbe" layout="list" title="Nearly a Dozen New York Supermarkets Forced to Close"]

Photos: Fire in Hudson Valley Destroys Historic New York Resort

Over 1 Foot of Surprise Snow Shocks Parts of Hudson Valley, New York State

Despite not much snow in the forecast, a number of local residents actually dealt with over one foot of "surprise" snow.

Bill Murray Stuns New York Fans By Showing Up At West Point

Unacceptable New York Roads Costing Drivers Insane Amount of Money

A study found a shocking amount of "unacceptable" roads in New York are costing residents a ton of money each year. The good news, that may change. Here's why.

Over 50 New York Pizzerias Ranked by Barstool's Dave Portnoy

When it comes to amazing pizza you don't have to leave New York State. But where can you find the best slice?

20 Worst Places to Live in New York State

A list highlights the worst places a New York resident can call home. A number of places in the Hudson Valley made the list, including one that was ranked the worst place to live.

Barstool's Dave Portnoy Finally Reviews Pizza From Mid-Hudson Valley

Barstool's Dave Portnoy finally came to the Mid-Hudson Region to give a "One Bite Review" on what he was told is "great pizza" from the Mid-Hudson Valley. 

Potential Cancer-Causing Chemicals Found in New York Drinking Water

The 26 Most Dangerous Counties in New York State

15 New York Towns Among Safest in America

Top 5 Best Places to Live in New York

Hudson Valley Says Goodbye To Over 80 Businesses

Counties in New York With Most Vehicle vs. Animal Crashes

Over 30 Red Flags For Anyone Who Claims To Live in Hudson Valley, NY

5 New York Schools Districts Ranked in Top 10 in America