4 people dead in fire at abandoned Poughkeepsie house

POUGHKEEPSIE, N.Y.  — Four people were found dead Monday after a fire at an abandoned home in Poughkeepsie, according to local fire officials.

The fire broke out at a home on Academy Street near Noxon Streeth shortly before 2 a.m., Poughkeepsie Fire Department Chief Mark Johnson said.

Four bodies were found inside the home, according to Johnson, who said the people were likely homeless.

The fire was later brought under control, and its cause remains under investigation.

No utilities were connected to the home, Johnson said.