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Discarded Ashes Burn Down Shed At Yorktown Home

A Yorktown fire truck sits outside a Quaker Church Road home, where a shed burned down Monday night.
A Yorktown fire truck sits outside a Quaker Church Road home, where a shed burned down Monday night. Photo Credit: Brian Marschhauser

YORKTOWN, N.Y. – Improperly discarded ashes were to blame Monday evening for a backyard shed that burned down at a Yorktown home.

Residents of the home on Quaker Church Road dumped ashes into their backyard where an 8-by-10 foot shed caught fire and burned to the ground, said Jason Swart, assistant chief of Yorktown Heights Engine Company #1.

"The ashes were still hot when they dumped them," Swart said.

The shed was detached and the house did not catch fire. No injuries were reported.

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