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Blaze Damages Goldens Bridge Firehouse

The Goldens Bridge Fire Department sustained significant damage during Monday morning's fire. (Photo credit: Simon John Oram)
The Goldens Bridge Fire Department sustained significant damage during Monday morning's fire. (Photo credit: Simon John Oram)
[Update, 10:10 p.m. Feb. 24] State police issued this follow-up statement Monday afternoon:

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. 
NMS February 24, 2014 at 11:05 PM
The smoke detectors are hardwired into the building and have never run on batteries. They are connected to a backup generator. Don't take everything at face value and make judgements about things you don't understand.
KB February 25, 2014 at 10:34 AM
Hey. We should all be reaching out to help these guys... not making ludicrous judgements on what happened. A GB neighbor had a fire emergency this morning and the FD was there in a few minutes! Really amazing response! They are there for us all the time... we should return the favor and help them recover from this.
David Styles February 25, 2014 at 12:06 PM
Bonnie you're so right! I dont care how the smoke detectors are wired into the building..they should be functional! I still wish the FD well its just a shame that this happened.
NMS February 26, 2014 at 01:47 PM
LOL@ David Styles - you obviously aren't comprehending. If the smoke detectors are hard wired in there's no batteries. They functioned appropriately and alerted dispatch which then sent the call out to the various departments. I'm not sure where the news outlets got the part about them not functioning, because they did.
David Styles February 26, 2014 at 02:18 PM
Thank you NMS, I am only commenting on what was reported. Sounds like you got the inside scoop!


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