STOCKPORT, N.Y. (NEWS10) – A home in Stockport was destroyed and the property is now being treated as a crime scene.
While firefighters are still working on putting out hot spots, the investigation into how this fire started is really starting to ramp up with detectives from several agencies inside the special response unit on the scene.
“I lost everything,” Homeowner Barry Goldstein said.
Firefighters rolled up to 290 County Route 25 at around 10:15 p.m. Sunday to find it up in flames.
Per 911 dispatch, firefighters were there with hoses pumping water within minutes of the alarm activation but they say the damage had already been done.
“I’m very fortunate that I wasn’t here because I never would have gotten out of this.”
Goldstein has lived here for some 20 years. He says he bought the centuries old home for his late wife Barbara.
“We bought it in 1998, my wife was absolutely wild about this house.”
Just hours before the fire broke out, he says he went to visit family in New Jersey.
“I left about 1:00 yesterday. Everything was off and everything was set. I don’t know what happened. I don’t know.”
“We’ll be looking at surveillance video and you can see there’s quite a bit of damage here so this is going to take detectives some time,” Columbia County Sheriff David Bartlett said.