“I had three buckets, so I throw the first bucket down here at the house on the fire,” Stevenson said.
Suffolk Fire investigators have listed it as arson. They found kerosene at the scene.
They’re looking for the man who knocked on Stevenson’s door.
The problem is, Stevenson doesn’t have a peep hole so he didn’t get a good look at him.
“At 1:30 in the morning, I don’t open the door if someone knock and don’t tell you who it is,” Stevenson said.
Stevenson feels lucky he didn’t go back to sleep after the man’s knocking woke him up.
If not, he wouldn’t have seen the flames as early as he did, and the damage would have been a lot worse.
“I thought about it last night and kept worrying,” Stevenson said. “I didn’t know what might happen. I kept telling my wife I was worrying about her and her grandson and make sure they were alright.”
The burns to his house are fueling further worries of who could knock next at his McKinley Avenue home.