New Castle Residents Reported Out of Harm’s Way
Article and Photo by Marianne A. Campolongo
As dawn broke this morning, firefighters from Chappaqua, Millwood, and several surrounding towns were still fighting a blaze in the building that houses the Whispering Pines Flower Shop and residential apartments at 91 Bedford Road in Chappaqua. The fire began around 1 a.m. Friday morning, with heavy smoke blanketing the surrounding area for hours. In fact, the smell of smoke first alerted me to the blaze since I live a few doors down.
Bedford Road and the new Walgreen’s and Cathy Hair parking lots were filled with fire trucks and ambulances as our volunteer firefighters and neighbors from many surrounding towns worked throughout the night to put out the fire. At times the smoke was so thick it nearly obscured the dedicated men and women working to quell the blaze.
Inside Chappaqua will be following up to bring you more details as they become available, including the new temporary location of the Whispering Pines Flower Shop.
Publisher’s Note: Thank you to all First Responders for their most recent heroic efforts on Bedford Road. — Grace