Fire Officials Investigate Wayne Mansion Fire - New York News

Fire Officials Investigate Wayne Mansion Fire

Posted: Updated:

SkyFOX was flying over the scene of a 2-alarm house fire, which broke out late Wednesday afternoon in Delaware County.

Flames ripped through the Wayne mansion on the 200 block of Wyndom Lane.

The owner suffered only minor injuries, but the hard work he put into building his home is now lost.

Investigators said the owner was working on his car around 4:15 p.m. when it caught fire, then spread from the garage area to the house.

Onlookers watched in despair.

“It’s so sad because he built it with his own hands apparently and so seeing it burn like that is pretty sad," witness Luca Russo said.

Firefighters worked tirelessly to control the flames, but more erupted from the hotspots.

The other end of the house also has significant smoke damage.

Radnor’s Fire Investigator said crews weren’t thinking about how this was a multimillion dollar mansion while trying to extinguish the fire.

“One home is the same as another to me in Radnor Township or any other place. We respect, or at least I do the smallest home in Radnor as much as the biggest home," Radnor Fire Investigator Don Wood said.

Only the homeowner was hurt, suffering minor burns, but the summer heat made the battle draining for some firefighters.

Neighbors said the owner is a mason and does stonework on the Main Line.

They feel terrible that something he worked on for years now is destroyed.

“I just can’t imagine if that ever happened to someone. It’s just horrible and we need to support them and help them as much as we can as a community," neighbor Sarah Sobel said.

Fire investigators will come back Thursday morning and clear off the debris to continue their investigation.

  • Local NewsLocal NewsMore>>

  • NYC Council bill to make kids' fast food healthier

    NYC Council bill to make kids' fast food healthier

    Thursday, August 21 2014 12:09 PM EDT2014-08-21 16:09:22 GMT
    Happy Meals might soon need to get healthier.  A New York City councilman is introducing legislation that would set stricter nutritional standards for meals served with toys.
    Happy Meals might soon need to get healthier.  A New York City councilman is introducing legislation that would set stricter nutritional standards for meals served with toys.
  • Fatal boat explosion on Long Island

    Fatal boat explosion on Long Island

    Thursday, August 21 2014 11:59 AM EDT2014-08-21 15:59:22 GMT
    Detectives from the Nassau County Homicide Squad are investigating an explosion that destroyed a boat, burned two docks, and killed the boat's owner in Manorhaven on Wednesday afternoon. Two dock workers and two boaters were gassing up a docked 33-foot Carver motor boat just after 2:45 p.m. when an explosion tore through the boat, setting it and the dock on fire, police said. Hogan was reportedly a former NYPD captain.
    Detectives from the Nassau County Homicide Squad are investigating an explosion that destroyed a boat, burned two docks, and killed the boat's owner in Manorhaven on Wednesday afternoon. Two dock workers and two boaters were gassing up a docked 33-foot Carver motor boat just after 2:45 p.m. when an explosion tore through the boat, setting it and the dock on fire, police said. Hogan was reportedly a former NYPD captain.
  • Chokehold attacker targeting victims in Central Park

    Chokehold attacker targeting victims in Central Park

    Thursday, August 21 2014 11:33 AM EDT2014-08-21 15:33:53 GMT
    The NYPD is looking for a tall, violent thug who is attacking victims in Central Park and dragging them to the ground with chokeholds.The latest attack happened about 12:40 a.m. on Wednesday. Police say the 6' 5" attacker started a conversation with a 47-year-old man in the area of 74th St. and East Drive. He then put the victim in a chokehold, dropped him to the ground and stole his bag.
    The NYPD is looking for a tall, violent thug who is attacking victims in Central Park and dragging them to the ground with chokeholds.The latest attack happened about 12:40 a.m. on Wednesday. Police say the 6' 5" attacker started a conversation with a 47-year-old man in the area of 74th St. and East Drive. He then put the victim in a chokehold, dropped him to the ground and stole his bag.
Powered by WorldNow
Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | New Terms of Service What's new | Ad Choices