Marist College Fire
January 22, 2012 by staff
Marist College Fire, A fire that broke out in a Poughkeepsie home early yesterday morning claimed the lives of two Marist College female students and a male friend. Four other people, two female students who lived in the home and two male students, managed to escape the blaze.
The Poughkeepsie Journal reports that town police “said one of the Marist male students who was sleeping upstairs awoke at about 1:30 a.m., determined the doorknob of the bedroom door was hot. The student and the female who was in the room with him jumped out the second-floor window to safety.”
The fire was reported at around 1:30 a.m., and the authorities say the survivors went to bed about an hour earlier and didn’t know of any issues. According to the AP, “One victim was found on the second floor of the house, one was downstairs and the third was under “considerable collapsed debris,” the police chief said. The four survivors were taken to a hospital, where they were treated and released.” A neighbor said that one yelled that her boyfriend had thrown her out of a window. It’s believed the fire may have started in the rear of the first floor.
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