The Westchester County Cause and Origin Team and the New York State Police have determined the fire that damaged the Golden's Bridge Fire Department was accidental in nature. At this time, the fire is believed to have originated from a faulty electrical connection to a fire truck while parked inside of the firehouse. [Original post, 2:45 p.m. Feb. 24] Firefighters from several companies in Northern Westchester responded to the scene of a fire at the Goldens Bridge Fire Department at about 9:40 a.m. Monday.
The building sustained a "significant amount of damage," state police said. One firefighter was taken to the hospital for smoke inhalation.
CBS Local reported a partial roof collapse, and said the batteries in the firehouse's smoke detectors may have been dead.
The cause of the fire is under investigation, police said at about 2:15 p.m. Monday. At that time Route 138 was still closed.
The Goldens Bridge Fire Department is located at 254 Waccabuc Road (Route 138) in the town of Lewisboro.