Fire on Ancramdale’s Rabbit Tail Road

Fire destroyed the house at 116 Rabbit Tail Road in Ancramdale Monday, March 4.

Natalia Zukerman

Fire on Ancramdale’s Rabbit Tail Road

ANCRAMDALE — On the morning of Monday, March 4, a fire destroyed the home at 116 Rabbit Tail Road in Ancramdale, a hamlet of Ancram.

Fire trucks from Ancram, Taconic, Copake, and Pine Plains all responded to the scene but there was little that could be done.

“The fire was so far advanced when we got there, there wasn’t really much we could do,” said Ancram Fire Chief David Boice. “If there’s no alarm system present in the house, like a central alarm system, and you’re waiting for people outside to notice it, the fires are always pretty intense before we get notification,” Boice explained.

The homeowner, John Haynes, was not home at the time, and no one was injured. Hines could not be reached for comment.

The cause of the fire is unknown, but it is under investigation by the Ancram County Cause and Origin Team, “which is standard procedure,” said Boice.


This story has been updated to correct the spelling of the homeowner's name.

Natalia Zukerman

Fire destroyed the house at 116 Rabbit Tail Road in Ancramdale Monday, March 4.

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