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Historic Wildcliff house in New Rochelle destroyed by fire Monday evening

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The historic Wildcliff home in New Rochelle was destroyed by fire on Monday, according to the New Rochelle Patch.

The New Rochelle Firefighters posted a video of a fully involved house fire on Facebook (from which the above screenshot was taken). “New Rochelle firefighters are currently fighting a major house fire,” the union said on its Facebook page. The video pans from the burning house to a fire engine down on the street spraying water across the lawn onto the flames.

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Wildcliff in September 2014.

The fire started around 4:20 p.m. at the large house at 44 Wildcliff Road, the New Rochelle Patch said.

Wildcliff is also referred to as the Cyrus Lawton House and overlooks the Long Island Sound, according to Wikipedia. “This 20-room cottage-villa, built in about 1852, was designed by prominent architect Alexander Jackson Davis in the gothic revival style,” Wikipedia said. “The home was added to the National Register of Historic Places on December 31, 2002.”

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Historic Wildcliff house in New Rochelle destroyed by fire Monday evening