The Red Cross is assisting two residents and a family dog after they were displaced from their home following an intense fire on Elm Street in Beacon.
Firefighters responded to the fire around 7:12 p.m., Monday, at 5 N. Elm St., after receiving a call from the Dutchess County 911 Center, the department said in a press statement.
Upon arrival, the found trees on fire near the house, with the fire extending the front of the home, fire officials said.
The occupants of the house attempted to extinguish the fire with an extinguisher and a garden hose but were unable to stop the fire. All were able to escape without injury, the department said.
The City of Beacon fire crews made a quick attack to bring the fire under control, resulting in the fire damage being confined to the front exterior and interior of the porch with smoke damage throughout the structure.
Firefighters were hampered with some operations due to the thick vegetation surrounding the home and a live electrical line down in the street, they added.
The fire department was assisted by the Village of Fishkill as well as the Dutchess County Fire Investigation division and Central Hudson Gas & Electric Corp.
The cause of the fire is still under investigation.
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