Investigators say Kings College fire was no accident
Investigators are saying the fire that tore through the former Kings College campus Saturday morning was no accident. While they have not found a cause, the fire has been ruled "incendiary." Investigators say the fire did so much damage they may never find the cause, but the buildings on the campus had no electricity or any other active utilities that could have been the source of an accidental fire.One historic building, once known as the Briarcliff Lodge, was completely destroyed by the blaze. The building was Westchester's premier hotel in the early 20th century. It was scheduled for demolition soon to make way for a senior housing complex, but there had been efforts made to save the building. The village board rejected the proposal to preserve the building earlier this year, saying it was in such disrepair that it would have cost a woeful amount of money to renovate.Briarcliff Police have also reported that over the years, they were called to the old campus numerous times to deal with trespassers.There are no reports of any serious injuries due to the fire.