GLEN COVE, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) – Numerous fire departments converged to battle a fire in a historic mansion in Glen Cove Wednesday morning.
The fire broke out at around 10:30 a.m., at 70 Crescent Beach in Glen Cove, according to the Nassau Fire Department.
A volunteer firefighter on the property to plow first spotted the flames, CBS2’s Vanessa Murdock reported.
About 100 firefighters from at least eight towns responded to help fight the fire.
Thick smoke could be seen coming from the first and second story of the structure, which was previously known as Winfield Hall.
The fire spread through a void in the walls and went all the way up the attic, Murdock reported.
“It was blowing out the two bottom windows extending to the second floor windows,” Glen Cove Fire Chief Joe Solomito said.
There were no immediate reports of injuries, according to CBS2’s Jim Smith.
There’s no word as to whether anyone was home at the time of the fire or what caused the blaze.
Winfield Hall is one of the former homes of businessman F. W. Woolworth. It was built in 1916 and cost $9 million to construct, Smith reported.
North Shore historian Paul Mateyunas said the fire is a bit ironic; the original home burned in 1916, which is when Woolworth rebuilt it as it stands today. It was restored in 2010.