Fire guts 100-year-old New Rochelle mansion

A fire gutted a New Rochelle landmark Monday, leaving four families homeless.

The fire started around 9 a.m. and quickly engulfed the historic mansion at 535 Pelham Road. As the fire continued to burn, the brick 100-year-old landmark began to crumble. For the four families who lived in the mansion, watching the fire completely gut their home was devastating. A neighbor says one of the women who lived in the home collapsed after being overcome with grief.

After three hours, firefighters were able to put the fire out. Fire officials believe the blaze likely was accidental and started in a second floor bedroom. One person was taken to the hospital.

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