At 1:53 AM this morning, Pleasantville FD was requested to respond to the 100 Block of Sunnyside Ave for a reported house fire. Within moments, Car 2371 (Chief Martineau) responded and arrived on scene. Chief Martineau quickly reported that he had fire showing from the rear attic of a private residence.
Chief Martineau assumed command and immediately requested a 10-75 (Working Fire Assignment). This brought in additional resources from The Chappaqua Fire Department, Thornwood Fire Department, Briarcliff Fire Company , Pleasantville Volunteer Ambulance Corps and a Fast Team from Valhalla Fire Department.
Units had two lines stretched with one in operation, completed searches and overhaul. Overall on scene time amounted to roughly 2 hours.
Pocantico Hills Fire Department and Hawthorne Fire Department-NY provided coverage for the district while our units operated at the fire.
The cause of the fire is still under investigation.
Photos courtesy of R. McCarthy.