Officials: Goldens Bridge fire caused by fireplace ashes
A Goldens Bridge community rushed to the aid of one of their neighbors last night after a fast-moving fire lit up the night sky and forced one family from their home.
Officials say the intense fire started inside the garage of a Cornwall Court home at around 8:30 p.m. They say the fire was accidental and caused by smoldering ashes from a fireplace.
Nearly 70 firefighters from departments across northern Westchester battled the flames, which quickly turned dangerous due to several explosions from the cars and other flammable items stored in the garage.
The three family members inside were able to escape unharmed, but several firefighters sustained minor injuries and were treated for smoke inhalation.
The American Red Cross has made arrangements for the family at a hotel.