What to Know
- Authorities battled a four-alarm fire at a home on Long Island Tuesday; there was no immediate information on a possible cause
- The blaze was out within about 60 minutes, according to reports from the scene; no injuries were reported
- The home appeared charred to wreckage, two gaping, blackened holes seen where parts of the roof apparently caved in
Authorities battled a four-alarm fire at what was initially described as a "mansion" on Long Island Tuesday, according to fire officials.
The blaze broke out around 11 a.m. at a home on Northern Boulevard in Muttontown. Fire officials described the building as a "mansion" but it appeared much smaller, based on footage from the scene.
Firefighters said flames were shooting through the roof and they encountered heavy smoke upon arrival. It took about 60 or so minutes to get it under control.
The home appeared charred to wreckage, two gaping, blackened holes seen where parts of the roof apparently caved in. Light smoke still appeared to be spilling from them as firefighters worked to douse hotspots.
No injuries were reported, and there was no immediate speculation on a possible cause of the blaze.
It broke out hours after the second round of vicious storms throttled virtually the entire tri-state area, prompting flash flood warnings in both Nassau and Suffolk counties.