YONKERS, NY – December 4, 2018 — The Yonkers Police Department (YPD) responded to 131 Park Avenue, a one-story mixed use building with a dental office and residential apartment, at approximately 8:51am to assist the Yonkers Fire Department (YFD) regarding a report of a structure fire at a one-story building. Upon arrival, Police Officers engaged in traffic and crowd control protocol while the fire operation was tackled by the YFD. A 69-year-old female, despite being removed from the scene to a local area hospital was subsequently pronounced deceased having fallen victim to the ravages of the smoke and f
It was a neighbor at 127 Park Ave who first saw smoke coming from the basement apartment at building next door at 131 Park and called the Yonkers Fire Department.
The victim has been identified as Ida Martinez, a resident of 131 Park Avenue.
The City of Yonkers, Yonkers Police Department, and Yonkers Fire Department offer their sincere condolences to the family of the victim. No additional injuries have been reported and information is being released as it becomes available.
Anyone with information regarding this incident is encouraged to contact the Yonkers Police Detective Division at (914) 377-7724 – all calls will remain confidential. 100% anonymous tips can be sent by texting the key word YPD plus the tip to 847411. Anonymous tips can also be sent to us directly through the Yonkers PD Tips app which can be downloaded for free to any Apple or Android device.
SOURCES: Yonkers Det. Sgt. Dean Politopoulos, Yonkers Police Commissioner Charles Gardner, Yonkers Police Department of Communications, Yonkers Fire Department Deputy Chief of Personnel Daniel P. Flynn,