There is no word on what caused a fire at a three family home in Beacon and resulted in three injuries. Our John Wagner joined us from Beacon with the latest on the investigation.
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BEACON, N.Y. -- There is no word on what caused a fire at a three family home in Beacon and resulted in three injuries.
The fire ripped through a three family home Monday night on Ackerman Street. All three were rescued through second story windows by the Beacon Fire Department and transported to St. Francis Hospital in Poughkeepsie before being taken to Westchester Medical Center.
Police say two burn victims are now stable, while the third elderly victim remains in critical condition.
Neighbors tell us that 66-year-old owner Denny Meyer had been caretaking for his 86-year-old mother Lucy leclarre, who has Alzheimer’s. Last week, they were approved for 24 hour home health aide coverage and the third victim was a female nurse, 55-year-old Daphne O'Connor.
One of the two men who lived in the downstairs apartments got out safely and the other was out bowling when the fire started.
"I feel bad for the people who were upstairs. I just hope and pray that they're okay. That's the main thing you can replace anything else," said Bill Antalek.
“It was very windy, which probably contributed to the fire spreading so quickly. It also spread through the top of the attic all the way through the house, due to the wind and also being dry out I think," said Beacon Police Detective Lieutenant Louis Musmeci.
Beacon fire and police departments say it will take at least a week before they can determine the cause, but it is not considered to be suspicious.