PLEASANT VALLEY, NY (NEWS10) – On April 29 at approximately 10:11 p.m., the Pleasant Valley Fire District was dispatched to a structural fire at the Parksville Apartments located at 65 Parksville Road in Pleasant Valley. Deputy Chief John Cronk was the first to arrive on the scene, just three minutes after dispatch, and confirmed the work structure fire. A second alarm was called bringing additional resources to the scene.
Arriving firefighters found thick smoke and a fire in the basement, which extended to the first-floor apartments. All residents had already evacuated the building and were accommodated. Two lances are stretched and the fire is quickly brought under control.
The apartments exposed to the fire were badly damaged and deemed uninhabitable by the fire inspector. Adjacent apartments were damaged by smoke and 11 people were displaced by the fire. No injuries were reported to residents or firefighters.
Throughout the incident, more than 50 firefighters from multiple departments responded to the scene. The cause of the fire is currently being investigated by the Dutchess County Fire Investigation Division. Firefighters evacuate the scene around 1:49 a.m.