On Thursday evening, Dutchess County 911 received several calls from passers-by reporting a large fire at a house on Route 9 between Staatsburg and Rhinebeck including one from Michael Yambrick, an off-duty professional firefighter from the Fairview Fire Dept.

Upon arrival, the Hillside Fire Department advised 911 that additional departments would be needed to help contain the raging fire.

Firefighters and equipment were summoned from neighboring towns including Rhinebeck, Hyde Park, Pleasant Valley, Tivoli, and even from the town of Ulster.

No injuries were reported at the scene and the Dutchess County Fire Investigation division responded to determine the cause of the blaze.

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