Fire damages vacant home on Grand Street in Croton

A gas line may helped fuel the flames on Grand Street (2/18/14)

CROTON-ON-HUDSON - A gas line may have helped fuel the flames on Grand Street. A vacant home in Croton-on-Hudson was damaged by an overnight fire.

Flames and heavy smoke broke out just before 2 a.m. today in the basement of a house on Grand Street. Neighbors next door were evacuated as a precaution.

Con Ed was on the scene to turn off the gas in the home, which may have fueled the flames even more.

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One firefighter was taken to the hospital with an ankle injury after falling on the ice.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

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