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Power Surge Sparks Simultaneous Electrical Home Fires In Lewisboro

The Bedford Hills Fire Department assisted South Salem firefighters with a pair of electrical fires stemming from a power surge.
The Bedford Hills Fire Department assisted South Salem firefighters with a pair of electrical fires stemming from a power surge. Video Credit: Daily Voice Westchester
Firefighters from Bedford Hills assisted with a pair of electrical fires in Lewisboro earlier this week.
Firefighters from Bedford Hills assisted with a pair of electrical fires in Lewisboro earlier this week. Photo Credit: Bedford Hills Fire Department
Firefighters from Bedford Hills assisted with a pair of electrical fires in Lewisboro earlier this week.
Firefighters from Bedford Hills assisted with a pair of electrical fires in Lewisboro earlier this week. Photo Credit: Bedford Hills Fire Department
The Bedford Hills Fire Department assisted South Salem firefighters with a pair of electrical fires stemming from a power surge.
The Bedford Hills Fire Department assisted South Salem firefighters with a pair of electrical fires stemming from a power surge. Video Credit: Daily Voice Southern Westchester
Firefighters from Bedford Hills assisted with a pair of electrical fires in Lewisboro earlier this week.
Firefighters from Bedford Hills assisted with a pair of electrical fires in Lewisboro earlier this week. Photo Credit: Bedford Hills Fire Department
Firefighters from Bedford Hills assisted with a pair of electrical fires in Lewisboro earlier this week.
Firefighters from Bedford Hills assisted with a pair of electrical fires in Lewisboro earlier this week. Photo Credit: Bedford Hills Fire Department
South Salem firefighters battled a pair of fires earlier this week.
South Salem firefighters battled a pair of fires earlier this week. Photo Credit: South Salem Fire Department

WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. - Power surges earlier this week led to simultaneous fires in a pair of houses on a Lewisboro road.

At approximately 5:30 p.m. on Monday afternoon, firefighters from South Salem, Croton Falls and Bedford Hills were dispatched to Powder Hill Road, where a fire had been reported after a homeowner attempted to start a generator.

According to South Salem Fire Chief Avery Scott, once the generator was started, the homeowner reported that there was smoke in the garage and in the house, and they believed that there was a fire in the wall.

First responders at the scene stated that there was an electrical and wood burning odor in the garage, and that the fire had spread into the house. While making their initial investigation at the first home, South Salem firefighters were told by a nearby neighbor that there was a second fire in their home, which was contained to a power strip that ignited.

Following the investigation, it was discovered that two breakers and two electrical outlets had caught fire in the original house. Both houses were checked for any other incidents, and firefighters proceeded to check with neighbors to ensure no one else had experienced any electrical problems.

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