Department of Public Works Building Destroyed in Fire

Five fire companies were called to the scene of a Department of Public Works building in the village of Kinderhook Monday morning. By the time the firefighters arrived a fire had completely engulfed the building.

The structure along with the majority of property inside was not salvageable. While investigations are ongoing, the fire is believed to have started as a result of a smoldering cigarette.

One firefighter was taken to the hospital with a minor injury.

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