Roof Damaged in Mount Pleasant Attic Fire [Updated]

At the scene on Chestnut Street, firefighters are also coping with the cold.

Update, 12:20 p.m. — Route 117 in the area of Locust Street has been reopened and the Pleasantville Fire Department is clearing the streets in the vicinity of the Chestnut Street address.

Fred Faustini, an area resident, was standing outside 1 Chestnut St. watching firefighters at work. He said emergency responders began arriving just after 10 a.m.

"There was a lot of smoke," he said, motioning to the attic area of the home.

Manny Colmenares, first assistant chief with the PFD, said the fire was contained to the home's attic area and was put out quickly this morning.

"Smoke was coming up through the eaves; quick knockdown," he said.

As a result, "My understanding is the roof needs to be replaced, but everything is still under investigtion," Colmenares added.

He said he did not know how many people were home at the time of the incident, but no one was injured.

Faustini said he knows the family who lives at 1 Chestnut St. and said, "They are good people."

The Pleasantville Volunteer Ambulance Corps was at the scene, along with Con Edison.

With below freezing temperatures, Colmenares noted, "The cold is always tough, but luckily we were done quick and so far no one is suffering from the cold."

Thornwood, Bedford Hills and Sleepy Hollow's FAST team provided mutual aid. Pocantico Hills and other area departments provided tankers at the scene.


UPDATE: 11:32 a.m. —Firefighters are clearing debris out of the attic. Con Ed is clearing the scene. 


The Pleasantville Fire Department was called to a possible attic fire at 1 Chestnut St. at around 10:15 a.m.

No flames are visible. A neighbor had reported seeing smoke coming from the top floor.

The neighborhood is technically just outside the village of Pleasantville in Mount Pleasant.

Police have blocked off Route 117 near Locust Avenue. Pleasantille, Millwood, Bedford Hills and Armonk fire fighters are among those at the scene, as is The Pleasantville Ambulance Corps and Con Ed.

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