STAMFORD, Conn. (AP) -- A fire damaged the Connecticut shoreline home of attorney Bernard Nussbaum, who was White House counsel to former President Bill Clinton.
More than 30 firefighters responded Wednesday morning to Nussbaum's 6,200-square-foot home in Stamford along Long Island Sound. No one was injured.
Fire officials told The Advocate of Stamford (http://bit.ly/Y2cEdx ) that a suspected electrical fire spread to walls and a ceiling of the 1930s home. Officials say fire damage was minimal, but smoke damage was heavy.
The cause of the fire is under investigation. The house is undergoing renovations, but officials don't think the fire was related to the work.
Nussbaum was counsel to Clinton in 1993 and 1994 and was a senior staff member for the House Judiciary Committee in 1974 during impeachment proceedings against President Richard Nixon.
The cleanup has begun in some parts of Long Island while others continue to deal with flooding from heavy rain fall that began late Tuesday and intensified on Wednesday. Cars remain stranded after rain pounded the area. More than 13 inches of rain fell in Islip. The National Weather Service said the rain was the largest event on record for New York State in a 24-hour period.