On February 11, 2017, East Fishkill firefighters along with Village of Fishkill firefighters, East Fishkill Police, and Mobile Life Paramedics were dispatched for a structure fire on Augusta Drive. Dutchess County Communications advised that they had received a call from an occupant in the lower level of the structure who was possibly trapped and also that the female occupant of the second floor was unaccounted for. Police officers on the scene were able to remove two subjects safely from the lower floor. The adult female owner of the residence could not be accounted for and firefighters entered the structure under heavy fire conditions and attempted to locate her. Despite their best efforts, she was located deceased within the structure. The fire’s cause was investigated by the East Fishkill Fire Investigation Division, The Dutchess County Department of Emergency Response Fire Investigation Division, and the East Fishkill Police Department. East Fishkill was assisted at the scene by Village Of Fishkill, LaGrange, and New Hackensack.        

– Fire News photos by Bill Johnson