Millerton House fire death of Wangdi Tamang and Jenny Wang – Obituary
30-year-old Wangdi Tamang and 24-year-old Jenny Wang have died in a fatal Millerton, NY house fire that occurred on Saturday, November 6, 2021, in Dutchess County. The fire broke out in the morning hours and blazed on with five people inside.
A witness, Frank Duncan, was driving by when he saw the inferno and went to help. He said they managed to break an upper floor window and pushed a piece of lumber through the second floor to save one person.
The woman was able to climb on a deck and was led to safety as two people, Wangdi and Jenny, remained.
Jenny’s mother, Amy Yang, is the owner of the Golden Wok Restaurant, a business she took over after her husband died 7 years ago.
The community came together to help the family and a gofunde me page set up to cushion the financial burden brought on by this tragedy, has already raised more than the $30K target.
MILLERTON, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) — A terrible weekend fire has devastated a family from Dutchess County. It destroyed their home and took two lives.
The Millerton, New York community is rallying around a local business owner who was left homeless and heartbroken at the death of her daughter, CBS2’s Tony Aiello reported Monday.
It took just one push for a front-end loader to topple what remained of the Yang family’s home that was consumed by a fire Saturday morning.
The two-alarm inferno raged with five people trapped inside. Frank Duncan was driving by and helped rescue three of them.
“We were able to break an upstairs window and stick a piece of lumber through the second floor in order for one occupant to get out,” Duncan said.
She climbed onto a deck and was led to safety. Two people could not escape and died: Wangdi Tamang, 30, and Jenny Wang, 24.
Amy Yang, Jenny’s mother, owns the Golden Wok Restaurant. Her husband died suddenly seven years ago. She kept the business going while raising four children.
“Everyone’s important to all of us in this family, and it’s really sad,” said Joanne Scasso, another business owner in Millerton.
The fire was deeply felt in the charming village where business owners work to support one another.
Millerton is hosting a community meeting Wednesday night, promising a “debriefing” with the latest on the fire and an opportunity for people to share what they’re feeling in the wake of this tragedy.
A GoFundMe campaign has already surpassed its $30,000 goal.
“Phenomenal,” said Fire Chief Jason Watson. “When something tragic happens, this whole community comes together.”
Still, the fire took a terrible toll.
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State police and other investigators are working to determine the cause and origin of the fatal fire.