SCARSDALE, N.Y. – A house on Bradley Road in Scarsdale was struck by lightning Friday afternoon, firefighters said, igniting a fire in the attic that spread to combustibles in the confined space.
Scarsdale firefighters responded to the home shortly before 6 p.m. after receiving a call from someone walking by, according to the fire log. The man said he was going to go into the house and attempt to rescue anyone in danger, but was told not to by fire officials.
Once on scene, firefighters opened the roof for ventilation and removed an attic fan. They knocked down the initial fire and were forced to open the second story ceiling in the hallway and bedroom to finish fighting the blaze.
The combustibles were removed from the attic, and Cpt. John Saviano investigated the fire. Con Edison shut down power to the home, though gas service was unaffected.
Also on the Scarsdale fire log from Sept. 3 through Sept. 10:
Fire officials investigated a noise coming from a storm drain on Sheldrake Road on Saturday that was believed to be a trapped dog. After removing the drain cover and exploring, the noise was discovered to be two raccoons in the drain line. Firefighters used shrill noises to drive the raccoons out of the line and the drain cover was replaced.
There was a three-vehicle accident on the Hutchinson River Parkway at 4 p.m. on Friday at the entrance ramp from Mamaroneck Road. Fire personnel assisted the Scarsdale Volunteer Ambulance Corp with two patients who were transported to White Plains Hospital with head injuries. They then controlled the scene until the vehicles could be towed.