YONKERS, NY — December 5, 2018 — Last night, at approximately 7:17pm, a one-alarm fire hid from view, spreading aggressively as it traversed the wall cavity from the 1st and 2nd floors to reach and spread onto the roof area. Sections of the wall and ceiling, and parts of the roof had to be opened by Yonkers Firefighters as they searched for pockets of fire. 35 Firefighters attended the scene. Apparatus remained at the scene for approximately two hours checking for additional pockets of fire that might be hiding between the walls.
Eight families were displaced but were housed in temporary shelter in the neighborhood. They were being taken care of by the Red Cross and Office of Emergency Management (EOM) who were attempting to find temporary housing for those in need of it.
It is yet unknown when those residents affected may return to the building.
One Firefighter suffered a minor injury. Ther were no civilian injuries.
Cause of the fire in under investigation.
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SOURCE: Daniel P. Flynn, Deputy Chief of Personnel, Yonkers Fire Department