Arson possible cause of structure fire on Brady Lane in Dover Plains
DOVER PLAINS — Multiple fire companies from across the region answered the call to a structure fire reported at 12 Brady Lane in Dover Plains on Thursday evening, Jan. 13.
Lieutenant Shawn A. Castano from the Dutchess County Sheriff’s Office (DCSO) said the J.H. Ketcham Hose Company in Dover Plains was the first on the scene of the structure fire, arriving at approximately 8:50 p.m.
Assisting the Dover Plains fire company at the burning building were fire departments from Amenia, Wassaic, Union Vale, Pawling and Gaylordsville, Conn. Additionally, Castano reported the fire companies from Amenia, Union Vale and Sharon, Conn., provided fire coverage while units were battling the blaze.
To date, the DCSO Detective Bureau, the Dutchess County Sheriff’s Office Fire and Arson Investigation Unit and the Dutchess County Fire Investigation Division are investigating the structure fire’s origin and cause; arson has been raised as a possible cause. There were multiple apartment units in the building.
Explaining this is an ongoing investigation, Castano said, “The Fire Investigators are actively working on this case. No additional information will be released until the conclusion of the investigation.”
Reaching out to some of the families displaced as a result of the fire, the local community is attempting to give help those families displaced by the fire. A GoFundMe page was created, called “Let’s help my sister rebuild her life,” by Dover Plains resident Lucy Duncan. A goal of $5,000 was set; the page has already received a handful of donations.
The DCSO has asked anyone with information regarding this incident to call its anonymous tip line at 845-605-2583.