The Village of Wappingers Falls Fire Department along with numerous mutual aid departments operated at a structure fire that occurred in Building 5 of the Brookside Garden Apartments on Colonial Drive early on October 14, 2023. Heavy smoke was visible upon arrival, with fire in the common attic, which ran the entire length of the two-story 100-plus-foot long building. This was the second fire at this location in less than 24 hours, and the cause of each is being investigated by the Dutchess County Department of Emergency Response-Fire Investigation Division, the Village of Wappingers Police, the Dutchess County Sheriff’s Office, and the New York State Police.

– Fire News photos by Bill Johnson