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Poughkeepsie Firefighters Injured While Battling Blaze

A lightning strike caused a fire at a home on Lynbrook Road.
A lightning strike caused a fire at a home on Lynbrook Road. Photo Credit: Google Maps

POUGHKEEPSIE, N.Y. -- A lighting strike during Monday's storms ignited a blaze at a home on Lynbrook Road in which two City of Poughkeepsie firefighters were injured.

Firefighters responded to the home around 4:11 p.m., after the strike started a fire in the upper part of the home, said Fire Chief Mark Johnson said.

As firefighters worked to douse the fire, two firefighters were injured including one with a shoulder injury and other who "had the ceiling come down on top of him," Johnson said.

Both were treated at the hospital and released. Johnson said the firefighter who had the roof collapse on him is "pretty beat up."

The residents were able to get out of the home without injury, Johnson said.

The home sustained a good amount of fire and smoke damage on the upper floor and attic area and is not habitable at this time, he added.

Firefighters had the blaze under control within 25 minutes with help from the Arlington Fire District and Mobile Life Services.

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