Fire damages residence hall at Westchester hospital campus
A building on the campus of a Westchester hospital in Sleepy Hollow suffered damage following a fire incident.
The scene unfolded Thursday at a residence hall located directly across the street from Phelps Hospital.
Fire officials disclosed that the fire, deemed to be of electrical origin, originated in a room within the hall. Ten individuals managed to evacuate the premises before emergency crews arrived on the scene.
Capt. Martin Rutyna of the Sleepy Hollow Fire Department said in a statement, "Initial primaries were negative for people in the occupancy. Our police department did a great job of clearing initial locations. With security from Phelps Hospital, we were able to make entry with no one in the building. No one appears hurt at this time.
Over 100 first responders from more than a dozen agencies responded to the fire incident. Investigations into the cause of the fire are currently ongoing.