Mamaroneck's town and village fire departments helped battle a house fire in Harrison Wednesday night.
Also assisting were Rye and Port Chester fire departments. Two ladders were raised above the home to contain the fire, which gutted the attic of the home on Puritan Woods Road, causing major damage. The homeowners were inside at the time of the fire, but were able to escape by the time authorities arrived.
Harrison Fire responded to the call at about 9:30 p.m., battling the blaze for over two hours before finally putting it out. No one was injured, including a dog that two firemen were able to rescue.
"There was heavy smoke and fire upon arrival," said Harrison Fire Chief Dino Del Signore.
Firemen initially entered the home, but were forced to retreat after a roof in the back of the house collapsed.
"As soon as the roof collapsed we got everybody out, regrouped, and started an exterior operation," said Del Signore. "Once we got it knocked out we sent the guys back inside."
The firemen inside the home were on the opposite side of the residence and were not in immediate danger when the roof fell, according to Del Signore. Firemen also cut another part of the roof to gain access to the fire.
The home, at 7 Puritan Woods Road, is a two-story, one-family, residence. Del Signore called the blaze a two-alarm fire.
Although there is significant water and smoke damage in the home, it is not uninhabitable, but will require major repairs, according to Del Signore.
The cause of the fire is still under investigation.