October 15, 2020 Structure Fire

On Thursday, October 15th at 00:32 the Esopus Fire Department was dispatched to a report of shed on fire in the area of 500 Old Post Rd. While responding, units were updated by Ulster 911 that the house was now involved in fire as well. The first arriving unit was on scene within 5 minutes reporting a working fire and requested a 2nd alarm be transmitted. Firefighters were able to confine the fire to the chicken coop and exterior wall of the residence and had the fire under control within 15 minutes. The cause of the fire was determined to be accidental. The residence was turned back over to the homeowner and no one was displaced, while 8 chicks remain missing.


Esopus Firefighters were assisted by the Highland, Rifton, St. Remy, Port Ewen, Kingston and Milton Fire Departments, the Town of Esopus Volunteer Ambulance Squad, the Ulster County Department of Emergency Services, the Town of Esopus Building Department, Central Hudson, the Ulster County Sheriff’s Office and the New York State Police.


We would like to remind everyone that fire can double in size every 30 seconds. If there is a fire, don’t delay, CALL 911 immediately.