[PHOTOS] Fiery Blaze Consumes Two Vehicles In Fishkill Parking Lot
An average Thursday afternoon went south quite quickly in an extremely busy Fishkill, NY medical facility parking lot.
Photos and information began circulating around noontime on Thursday, February 8th, after two parked vehicles went up in flames.
Two Vehicles Ignite Into Flames at 600 Westage, Fishkill
600 Westage in Fishkill is home to a number of highly populated Optum medical offices and is adjacent to the SpringHill Suites by Marriott. These parking lots are oftentimes quite full, with people coming and going at all times throughout the day.
On Thursday, February 9th, just after 12pm, reports came out alleging that there were multiple vehicles on fire in the Optum lot at 600 Westage.
At 12:05 pm, Dutchess County Whacker Wire's Facebook account shared that Rombout fire was responding to 'multiple vehicles on fire 600 Westage Business Center Dr.'
Not long after, the same account confirmed that 'Command reports fire knocked down, request County Fire Investigation Division.'
Nissan & Jeep Engulf in Flames in Fishkill Parking Lot
Local community members who happened to be near the incident as it was happening reported that people volunteered to help move vehicles after the fire started. Optum employees shared that they were able to see the flames from the windows of the adjacent medical buildings.
Many people commenting on the post and photos of the blaze automatically assumed that it was an electric vehicle that had ignited, but that doesn't seem to be the case.
First-hand reports (shared in the East Fishkill Community Forum) allege that it was an employee's car that was on fire and that the blaze began in the 'silver Nissan Murano' first, and due to the winds, ended up igniting the red Jeep parked next to it.
No additional details have been released regarding the cause of the fire in the first vehicle, but we will provide an update as this story develops.