Fire Damages Mount Kisco Home's Garage

Firefighters quickly put out garage fire on Woodland Street. Cause was determined to be accidental, believed to be from a welding spark. Meanwhile, two dogs were rescued by the fire department.

A fire in a Mount Kisco home's attached garage was quickly stopped Friday afternoon, according to Fire Chief Tom Jackson.

Firefighters were dispatched at around 2:10 p.m. Friday, to a home at 56 Woodland St. The response came after a neighboring residence reported smoke coming from the garage. The main body of the fire was knocked down within the first five minutes, Jackson said. The fire damage was just in the garage.

“The main body of fire was all confined to the garage," explained Jackson, adding that it was extinguished quickly.

Meanwhile, two dogs were rescued from the home because a neighbor who is also a firefighter knew they were kept as pets.

Holes were made it walls of an upstairs space to prevent an extension, Jackson explained.

The cause was determined to be accidental, Jackson said. It is believed that a resident was doing welding work in the driveway in front of the garage, with a spark getting into the structure and the person not realizing what happened, he explained. 

There was nobody at home at the time, Jackson said. 

A large amount of debris was brought outside and could be seen in front of the garage as firefighters wound down their work.

Bedford Hills' fire department provided mutual aid on site, while firefighters from Millwood and Ossining were on stand by, Jackson said. About 30-40 people were involved in putting out the fire.

Woodland Street was temporarily blocked off while the fire was being fought.

John Campbell April 06, 2013 at 09:07 AM
Bedford HIlls Fire Depatment, Millwood and Ossining......30-40 people putting out the fire? This is where our tax payer dollars are going???? I don't see smoke, fire or any damage to this house. This is an outrage. Are you sure you have photographed the correct house for this story? If you did, I want my tax dollars back.
neighbor April 06, 2013 at 12:39 PM
^Your joking right?????? your the same person that (if it wasn't a quick stop) would say "I cant believe only 4 people showed up and a small garage fire extended to the main house and burnt to the ground".... count your blessings that @ 2pm in the afternoon, that many people showed up from ALL vol. departments. I wasn't there but sounds like a great stop..contained to just the garage..... in my eyes these are some of the strongest ,and well trained vol. fire departments in the country...... look around and open your eyes ,, mot many places can get this type of repsonse to PROTECT their neighbors..... so get off your TAX excuse complaining high horse, and get a grip... job well done to the men and women who responded keep up the good work... and ignore the ignorant un educated people like the response above.. ** 10-8 **
John Campbell April 06, 2013 at 02:58 PM
It's 'you're' , not YOUR. Whose not educated now??? Dear Neighbor, this must have added lots of spice to your (you're) boring day- please show me fire, no smoke, no....something that shows my tax dollars at work. What about drugs and corruption in Mount Kisco and mothers who abuse their children??? Deaf ears on that front!!!!
Old School Kisco April 06, 2013 at 09:09 PM
Hey Mr. Campbell, how many of us would you like to see when there's an emergency at your house. Fire, carbon monoxide, ambulance we're all volunteers and we don't ask for anything in return, for who did you risk your life for today?
neighbor April 06, 2013 at 11:24 PM
thank you for the grammar lesson.... of course, they are issues, but this is about your comments on 3 pictures of a quickly extinguished garage fire as being a waste of tax payers money and too much man power!!!! I apologize for the uneducated remark, I was actually referring to being "educated" in fire response... It seems that you are very intelligent, so please enlighten me and everyone else on how you feel that tax dollars were wasted and how man power was an issue, when they were all VOLUNTEERS. Please follow up on HOW IT SHOULD HAVE BEEN DONE....
Andy Metz April 08, 2013 at 02:04 PM
Mr. Campbell, Your comments are quite possibly the most ingnorant and mis informed comments I have EVER heard about a fire scene. Please do respond to Old School Kisco and tell us who you risked your life for today. Your ignorance amuses me, because if i didn't find the humor, this volunteer firefighter might be offended. However, I can't be offended by ignorance I can only feel pity for you and your family.
T.C. April 09, 2013 at 03:14 PM
Mr. Campbell, now I have lived in the town for most of my life. I am a volunteer firefighter, as well as a paid Paramedic, and prior to that I was a volunteer EMT. You wine about your tax dollars, be happy it is not like NYC where all the services are paid, your taxes would be double if not triple the cost. Because then you would be paying for their salary, insurance, benifits. One question for you, have you ever tried to just up and leave in the middle of your work ? Think your boss would be happy with you ? These people are volunteering their time, being away from their families, for training, missing holidays with them as well picking up taking care of you and other emergencies for people who are engrateful like you. So thank you for your comments and concerns, and if you like to help be glad to have you contact one of the 3 fire houses and pick up an application.
unknownauthor April 25, 2013 at 02:19 AM
To all he hard working men and women that put their lives on the line for us and are there when we need them most, THANK YOU for all you do. To John Campbell If YOUR house goes up in fire please don't call for tooooo much help. Just blow the smoke out your @ss.


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