Somers House Burns Down [Video]

All that's left of the home at 42 Wood Street is a chimney.

Firefighters from several departments braved the below-freezing temperatures as they fought a house fire in Somers Tuesday afternoon. 

The fire at the single-family house at 42 Wood Street was reported at 2:55 p.m. When firefighters arrived at the scene, the building was fully engulfed and it had already collapsed, Second Assistant Somers Fire Chief Jody Leverich said.

No one was home at the time of the fire and there are no reported injuries, Leverich said. 

All that's left of the home now is a chimney. 

Westchester County Cause and Origin Team members were on the scene to investigate and determine what caused the fire.

Fire officials have not been able to determine the cause of the fire or where in the house it began because of the extent of damage, Leverich told Patch on Wednesday. The fire has been ruled out accidental. 

Three people were renting the two-story home, which was located on a remote property off the road, Leverich said. There are two other homes on that property. 

"Being as remote as it was had a lot to do with the fire being able to burn for so long before being detected," Leverich said.

Members from Katonah, Bedford Hills and Yorktown Heights fire departments were on the scene to assist, while the Mahopac Fire Department was on standby. 

Editor's Note: The article has been updated since its original publication as more information became available.


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