Fire Tears Through Huguenot Home; No Injuries Reported

SILive - February 04, 2020

by Joseph Ostapiuk

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. -- A fire that badly damaged a Huguenot home prompted an FDNY ‘all hands’ response Monday afternoon.

An FDNY spokesman said the department received a call about a blaze in the attic of 517 Powell Street at approximately 4:25 p.m.

The NYPD cordoned off a section of Woodrow Road during the response, and neighbors gathered on a nearby corner as firefighters placed the fire under control at approximately 5:08 p.m.

The two-story home was charred on one side, from the first floor leading up to the attic area, and firefighters could be seen removing damaged portions of the interior through the home’s attic window.

Jasmina Kurmemovic, 16, said she saw the fire begin in the corner of the house before it “moved up really quick,” shooting up to the attic of the home.

“It went really fast, going up to the top,” Kurmemovic said, adding that she saw smoke pour out of the attic window as firefighters worked to quell the blaze.

No injuries were reported, according to an FDNY spokesman.