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East Fishkill Fire Department's Roof Ripped Off By Wind Gusts

The copper roof was blown off the Hopewell Hose Fire Company firehouse.
The copper roof was blown off the Hopewell Hose Fire Company firehouse. Photo Credit: Hopewell Hose Fire Company/Facebook

A large copper roof was ripped off the Hopewell Hose Fire Company firehouse by high winds that kept firefighters and police busy all afternoon with emergency calls. 

No one was injured when the roof at the East Fishkill firehouse off Route 376 came off around 4:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 25 but despite the damage, the department said they are still responding to calls.

"This evening, the wind got the best of us," the department said on Facebook. "Luckily no one was injured and we’re still able to respond to calls."

Winds were as high as 60 miles per hour in Dutchess on Monday, bringing down trees and utility poles causing thousands to lose power. 

On Tuesday, Feb. 26, the department said they are up and running, and that the roof was set to be inspected.

"Though our roof may be falling off we’re still out running calls and ready for anything that may come our way," the department said. 

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