- Associated Press - Tuesday, August 30, 2016

FISHKILL, N.Y. (AP) - A massive blaze that ripped through a Gap Inc. distribution center in New York has been largely extinguished.

The Poughkeepsie Journal reports (https://pojonews.co/2c6TWBk ) that flames shot into the sky late Monday at the Fishkill facility about 50 miles north of New York City. Firefighters were still dousing isolated hot spots Tuesday morning.

Gap spokeswoman Debbie Felix says all employees are safe. One firefighter suffered a minor leg injury.

The facility opened in 2000 and expanded a year later. The San Francisco-based company announced plans in 2014 to add 1,200 jobs over a five-year period and invest $96 million into the distribution center.

Assistant Dutchess County Executive Ron Hicks says Gap officials haven’t been able to enter the building yet to assess the damage.

It’s unclear what caused the blaze.


Information from: Poughkeepsie Journal, https://www.poughkeepsiejournal.com

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