Throwback Thursday Summer ‘79
By Assistant Chief Eric Lamoree
November 16, 2023

Firefighters from Fishkill, Rombout, Glenham, Beacon, Chelsea, Hughsonville, New Hackensack & East Fishkill battled this large commercial blaze at Dutchess Beer in the rear of the old Barkers Plaza. Throughout the night kegs of beer were observed exploding 30-40 feet in the air which created a serious concern for the firefighters, who operated on the scene for several hours through the night and into the next day.