The cause of a fire that destroyed a vacant home in Bedford Hills on Friday is still under investigation, Bedford police said.
The responded to a call at 1:57 a.m. on March 30 for a house fire at 219 Babbitt Road. Assistant Fire Chief Joseph Lombardo was first to arrive on the scene and reported the fire was through the roof.
The and Mt. Kisco Fire Departments provided backup services to BHFD; Bedford Police, the and Westchester EMS Medic Corps provided assistance at the scene.
Firefighters battled the blaze with water from a hydrant at the corner of Milan Road and Babbitt Road. Fire Chief Dominic Bueti arrived on the scene and requested a tower ladder and an engine standby at BHFD headquarters.
After a portion of the second floor collapased onto the first, firefighters conducted a search of the home's first floor and confirmed it was empty. The blaze was extinguished by 2:50 a.m.
"I would like to commend all the members that came out and assisted during the fire and glad to report there were no injuries to civilians nor firefighters," Chief Bueti said.
The Westchester County Cause and Origin team arrived and began their investigation of the charred structure. The investigation is ongoing in conjunction with Bedford Police Detective Larry Haynes.