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City Residents at Rip Van Winkle Apartments Displaced By Fire

The Rip Van Winkle Apartments, located on Rinaldi Boulevard and operated by PK Management in the City of Poughkeepsie, reported a fire yesterday at 3:40pm.  It was determined that the fire originated in the basement and was electrical in nature.   The City of Poughkeepsie Building Inspector has determined that the building is unsafe at this time.  As a result, all residents are required to vacate the building by 5:00pm this evening.  A temporary shelter has been set-up at the Mid-Hudson Civic Center by the American Red Cross.

At this time it is not known how long repairs will take to restore electrical service to the building.

Accommodations for bussing of school children has been arranged between Dutchess County Transit and the Poughkeepsie City School District. If a family has “temporary contact information” it should be shared with the student’s primary school location.  Forms and phone numbers for school locations can be obtained from PK Management Offices.

Dinner will be provided by the City of Poughkeepsie School District for students upon dismissal at Morse Elementary School, Poughkeepsie Middle School and Poughkeepsie High School.

Free parking permits for displaced residents have been provided by the City of Poughkeepsie to PK Management for distribution to their residents.

A Halloween parade for the children who wish to participate has been arranged and will begin at 6:30pm immediately in front of the Civic Center.

For information contact:

American Red Cross
Ms. Kimmy Venter
518-339-7558
[email protected]