A man was displaced and a firefighter was injured due to a City of Poughkeepsie apartment fire Monday morning, according to Fire Chief Mark Johnson.
Multiple fire agencies responded to a structure fire at 316 and 318 Mill St. at 3:29 a.m.
"The origin of the fire was on the first floor in 318," Johnson said. "Basically it was an owner-occupied building but it wasn't fully operational. There was only one person living in the building."
The resident was in the building at the time of the fire but Johnson didn't know if he was in the apartment where it started. The man attempted to put out the fire and was able to leave the building without any injuries.
Johnson said a city firefighter fell through a hole in floor of the building. Johnson said the injury was minor and the firefighter was treated at the scene.
"The building was in bad conditions so firefighters couldn't actually fight it from inside," Johnson said. "The firefighter fell through a hole in the ground, one that was not there due to the fire but just from being in disrepair for so many years."
The fire is under investigation but Johnson said it doesn't appear to be suspicious. Most of the fire was out by 5:30 a.m., he said The apartment in 316 Mill St. was vacant, but he said it's where "a lot of the fire spread to."
The next-door building at 320 Mill St. was occupied but didn't sustain any fire damage. However, Johnson said the fire burned through the building's electrical service.
"It was attached to the other building," he said Monday morning. "So, currently they are without electric so they are attempting to get a hold of an electrical contractor but right now they don't have electricity."
Firefighters were still working on stopping hotspots in the roof of the building at 8 a.m., while a city cop car sat at the corner of Catherine and Mill streets.
The road is open after earlier the Department of Transportation stated the three lanes of Route 44/55 was closed between Hamilton Street and Civic Center Plaza.
Arlington and Fairview fire departments assisted at the scene while additional units from Arlington, Highland and Roosevelt fire departments were on standby.