At approximately 4:30PM Tuesday afternoon, Ramapo Police responded to a report of a fire at 29 Lincoln Ave in the Village of New Square. Upon arrival officers observed a New Square Emergency Service group extinguishing a fire on a deck that connects 27 and 29 Lincoln Avenue. Hillcrest FD arrived on scene as well. The fire had started in a Sukkah built on the deck and travelled to the homes. The fire was extinguished and no injuries were reported. The power to the home was turned off by O&R and the residents were advised not to return to the home until it was made safe.
Officers were advised by the homeowner that he attempted to burn a bee hive inside the Sukkah when the structure began to burn. Hillcrest FD contacted the Rockland County Sheriff BCI Unit to conduct an investigation. Ramapo Detectives responded to the scene as well. The fire is currently under investigation.
(YWN Monsey Newsroom)