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Two Contractors Severely Burned In Larchmont Fire

Fire crews battle a fire in a home in Larchmont on Thursday. Photo Credit: Suzanne Samin
Fire crews battle a fire in a home in Larchmont on Thursday. Photo Credit: Suzanne Samin

UPDATE 3:22 P.M. LARCHMONT, N.Y. -- Two contractors were rushed to the hospital after suffering severe body burns when a one-alarm fire started in the kitchen of a home at 37 Woodbine Avenue in Larchmont late Thursday morning.

According to a report by, the house belonged to Michael Cherkasky, former chairman of the state Commission on Public Integrity.

Larchmont, Mamaroneck, New Rochelle and Pelham crews responded to the fire, the cause of which is under investigation.

According to Larchmont fire captain John Caparelli, four contractors were working on a kitchen renovation in the home. The chemical the contractors were using to strip the cabinets in the kitchen was flammable and may have caused the fire.

It has not been verified whether the contractors were licensed.

Despite the fire being contained to the kitchen, the room above the kitchen was damaged, and other parts of the house suffered smoke and water damage. The home is considered a loss and the owners will have to move, according to Caparelli.

Over 100 firefighters were on the scene. No firefighters were injured in battling the blaze.

Check back with Daily Voice for more information as it becomes available.


LARCHMONT, N.Y. -- Larchmont fire crews battled a fire on Thursday morning in a large home on Woodbine Avenue.

Larchmont and Mamaroneck volunteer firefighters and EMS workers, Tower Ladder 7, is on the scene, along with Con Edison.

Read the full report here.

Eric Gendron contributed to this report.

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