POUGHKEEPSIE – Three Roosevelt Fire Department personnel and a civilian were treated at the hospital Sunday morning after being involved in a wreck in Poughkeepsie.  The volunteer firefighters from Roosevelt were responding to a call in place of city firefighters who were battling a two-alarm fire across town on Weed Street.

The Roosevelt firefighters had been assigned to relocate with Engine 2 to the Poughkeepsie Fire Department Station at 505 Main Street.  While at “505” the engine with three firefighters aboard was dispatched to 4-6 South Clinton Street by City 911 dispatch for a report of an automatic fire alarm.

The address the crew was dispatched to is between Main and Cannon Streets, less than two-tenths of a mile from the 505 firehouse.  The address they were responding to is located between the firehouse and the scene of the accident, much closer to the firehouse than where the collision occurred.

For an unknown reason, the fire engine was traveling east on Church Street (eastbound 44/55 arterial) when it collided with a vehicle that was traveling north on South Clinton.  The fire engine then struck a house at the corner of Church and South Clinton Streets, almost two blocks away from the dispatched destination.

Roosevelt Fire District Chief Jeff Scala confirmed that Roosevelt FD Engine 2 was involved in the Sunday morning wreck.  “Three Roosevelt Fire District members were transported to the hospital for evaluation and have since been released” he said. “The driver of the other vehicle was also transported to the hospital.”

The City of Poughkeepsie police investigated the collision.