The call came in at 2:50 a.m., and almost six hours later, when Gossips arrived at the scene, firefighters from Hudson, Greenport, Claverack, and Catskill were still at work. The devastating fire damaged, possibly irrevocably, the last remaining Hudson River Knitting Mills building, at North Front and Dock streets. The building was being restored to be the home of Kite's Nest.
A new roof had recently been installed, electricity restored, and windows repaired. Now, it seems the prognosis is that the building will have to be demolished, perhaps as early as this afternoon. Gossips learned that part of its north wall had to be knocked down while the fire was being fought.
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Update: Lance Wheeler's video coverage of the fire is now available on YouTube.