Cause of Rye house fire likely electrical

A home in Rye was ravaged by a fire Tuesday night, just one day after the family living there moved out over concerns about electrical problems. It took 75 firefighters from Rye, Harrison, Purchase and

News 12 Staff

Oct 22, 2008, 5:27 PM

Updated 5,691 days ago

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Cause of Rye house fire likely electrical
A home in Rye was ravaged by a fire Tuesday night, just one day after the family living there moved out over concerns about electrical problems.
It took 75 firefighters from Rye, Harrison, Purchase and Mamaroneck about an hour to get the fire at 27 ½ Beck Ave. under control. Lt. James Dianni, of the Rye City Fire Department, says the fire began on the first floor and made its way up a stairwell.
A realtor representing the property told News12 Westchester that the people living in the home were renting, but were in the process of moving out. Neighbors say the home and others that surround it suffer from a lack of upkeep, and that renters are constantly moving in and out of them.
Firefighters returned to the home Wednesday morning to extinguish a small flare up. Fire officials say the fire has been ruled an accident and that a faulty circuit breaker may be to blame.


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