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Doctor's Body Found Following Fire That Destroys Scarsdale House

One person is still missing and another injured in a fire on Scarsdale Boulevard that started Sunday. Photo Credit: Dan Murray
A Scarsdale fire has injured one and one person is still missing. Photo Credit: Dan Murray
A house fire in Scarsdale has left one person injured and another missing. Fire fighters are still on the scene searching for the missing person. Photo Credit: Dan Murray
Firefighters from multiple fire departments are helping battle a house blaze in Scarsdale. Photo Credit: Dan Murray
Firefighters with the Scarsdale Fire Department are searching for the homeowner who was trapped when the house caught fire on Sunday. Photo Credit: Dan Murray

SCARSDALE, N.Y. -- The body of Dr. John Salimbene has been found inside his Scarsdale home that was destroyed by a fire on Sunday evening, officials said Monday afternoon.

Salimbene's wife, Marie, remains in the hospital with burns sustained during the fire at 174 Scarsdale Boulevard that started around 3:30 p.m. Sunday, Scarsdale Fire Chief James Seymour.

When firefighters arrived at the scene , they found the residence was fully involved in fire and smoke, Seymour said.

There were reports of one person unaccounted for, so the department mounted an aggressive interior attack, and encountered heavy smoke, fire and heat, as well as a considerable amount of belongings and debris within the residence, he added.

Marie Salimbene was treated at the scene and transported to the hospital by Scarsdale Volunteer Ambulance Corps.

The Scarsdale Fire Department was still on the scene, throughout the day Monday, continuing to suppress the fire, and searching John Salimbene.

The Scarsdale Fire Department received mutual aid assistance from the Fairview, Hartsdale, Greenville, White Plains, Yonkers, Pelham, Larchmont, Eastchester and New Rochelle fire departments.

Assisting with the investigation, which is continuing, are the Westchester County Cause and Origin Team, the Scarsdale Police Department and the Westchester County Police Forensic Investigations Unit.

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