25 homeless after apartment fire on Riverview Place in Yonkers

The cause of the fire that broke out last night remains under investigation. (3/3/13)

YONKERS - Police say 25 people are homeless following a fire that broke out at a Yonkers apartment building last night.

Fire officials say the fire started at around 7:30 p.m. at an apartment located at 11 Riverview Place.

Crews quickly arrived on the scene to discover smoke coming out of an air shaft.

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One firefighter suffered a back injury, and was treated and released from the hospital.

The Red Cross is assisting eight families displaced by the fire.

The cause of the flames remains under investigation.

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