Fire damages home in Saugerties village

(Photo by Christina Coulter)

Three residents of 9 Lafayette St. awoke to the blare of their fire alarm and the smell of smoke on the morning Nov. 13, but were able to escape unharmed, firefighters said.

According to Saugerties Fire Department First Assistant Chief Scott Campbell, the residents and their two cats escaped from the fire unscathed and although the two-alarm fire engulfed the house’s porch, the damage to the building’s interior was limited to smoke and water damage.

“There’s a lot of work to be done to it, but it’s still structurally sound,” he said in an interview Wednesday afternoon.


Saugerties firefighters arrived at the scene at 7:30 a.m., and it took roughly an hour and 45 minutes to extinguish the flames. Saugerties was assisted by the Centerville-Cedar Grove, Glasco, Malden-West Camp and Mount Marion firefighters as well as the Ulster County Fire Coordinator, the village Department of Public Works, Central Hudson, Saugerties police, Diaz Ambulance and the Ulster County 911 Center.