Officials: At least 18 firefighters injured, dozens of families displaced from 4-alarm fire in Yonkers

Con Edison was on the scene Monday to take out gas lines for the properties to be condemned.

News 12 Staff

May 24, 2021, 10:17 AM

Updated 1,118 days ago

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Over a dozen firefighters were injured and nearly 100 people were displaced by a four-alarm fire in Yonkers Sunday, officials say.
Nearly every fire station in Yonkers responded to the fire that started at 99 Maple St. at around 4 p.m.
Authorities: 4 buildings destroyed, over 30 families displaced after major fire breaks out in Yonkers
The fire took out three buildings on 95, 99 and 101 Maple St. and consumed another building.
Con Edison was on scene Monday to take out gas lines for the properties to be condemned.
Portions of Maple Street are closed to traffic because of the work.
Yonkers Deputy Fire Chief Joseph Citrone says around 30 families were displaced because of the fire.
“The fire went general alarm and all fire stations in Yonkers responded along with mutual aid from New Rochelle and Greenville,” Citrone says. “Other mutual aid departments are covering the rest of the city.”
Fire officials say one resident and at least 18 firefighters were injured.
Citrone says none of the injuries were serious.
“A lot of it was heat exhaustion,” Citrone says. “I know there one smoke inhalation, a couple of cuts and a couple of sprains, but the 90-degree heat yesterday had a big factor in it.”
There is no official word on what caused the fire, but the deputy fire chief says it likely started with furniture behind one of the buildings.
“We do know that it was furniture in the rear of the house that caught the rear of the house in the back porches," Citrone says. "And from there it quickly spread to the house next door to it.”
Investigators, however, have not announced an official cause for the fire.


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