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Dozens homeless after fire in Yonkers tears through row of multifamily homes

Officials believe that the four-alarm fire started at the back of 99 Maple St. Sunday around 4 p.m.

News 12 Staff

May 24, 2021, 2:58 PM

Updated 1,119 days ago

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Dozens of residents are now homeless after a fire in Yonkers tore through a row of multifamily homes.
Officials believe that the four-alarm fire started at the back of 99 Maple St. Sunday around 4 p.m.
"We do know that it was furniture in the rear of the house that caught the rear of the house in the back porches, and from there it quickly spread to the house next door to it," said Yonkers Fire Department Deputy Chief Joseph Citrone.
By the time crews got the inferno under control, more than 30 families were left homeless, and more than a dozen firefighters were injured.
Con Edison was on the scene Monday, taking out gas lines from properties that are now uninhabitable.
The Red Cross is assisting the 50 displaced adults and 37 children with temporary shelters.
The cause of the fire is still under investigation. 
A GoFundMe has been set up to help residents who were displaced by the fire. 


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