ELMSFORD, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) — A 2-year-old boy was killed Saturday night in a fast-moving fire that destroyed the roof and top floor of an Elmsford home, officials said.
The boy and his mother were visiting from Barbados when the fire erupted in the two-story home around 10 p.m. Saturday, 1010 WINS’ Glenn Schuck reported.
As CBS 2’s Janelle Burrell reported, the ferocious flames engulfed the two-story colonial and left the entire upper levels of the home consumed.
The boy’s body was recovered around noon Sunday in the attic of the Westchester County house, fire officials said.
Neighbors watched as the family inside – including the elderly owner – was rushed out of the house on Sears Avenue. But it soon became clear the toddler was not with them.
“No one knew where the baby was at,” said neighbor Craig Brown.
Firefighters got to the scene shortly thereafter, but with such thick smoke, crews could not find the child.