Dozens of firefighters respond to 2-alarm house fire in New Rochelle
New Rochelle firefighters rushed to a home on Lyncroft Road to distinguish a two-alarm fire.
A family of five is now searching for a new place to stay after the fast-moving fire began before 12 p.m. Wednesday.
Dozens of firefighters were dispatched to the scene. Fire officials tell News 12 all occupants managed to exit safely before crews arrived.
Authorities say the hot, humid day and style of the home’s roof made putting out the flames even harder.
"Especially that Spanish tile. On a hot day like today, it was labor-intensive. People are up there balancing themselves trying not to fall off the roof,” says New Rochelle Fire Chief Andrew Sandor. “These guys train a lot, they're top-notch. This is why.”
The fire started in the second-floor roof sheeting, authorities say. The cause of the fire is currently under investigation.