4 businesses destroyed in fire on West First Street in Mount Vernon

Four businesses were destroyed after a fire swept through a row of stores early Monday morning in Mount Vernon. The fire allegedly started just after

Stores on West First Street were gutted by

Stores on West First Street were gutted by flames.

MOUNT VERNON - Four businesses were destroyed after a fire swept through a row of stores early Monday morning in Mount Vernon.

The fire allegedly started just after 2 a.m. inside a Caribbean catering service and restaurant on West First Street. The fire quickly spread to three other businesses, including a supermarket.

All four businesses sustained extensive fire, smoke and water damage. Two firefighters were taken to the hospital to be treated for heat exhaustion and smoke inhalation. They were later released.

City officials will determine if the remaining structures are safe or need to be torn down.

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Trending Video

Kristina's Korner tracks the 1 Trending: "Springsteen Cover Band" and "Betty White"
Students at Graham Elementary School are back in 2 Students return after fatal shooting of classmate
The reward has doubled from $2,500 to $5,000 3 Reward increased for info in Mount Vernon teen's death
Knowing what your insurance considers 4 Tips to help you reduce your health care costs
5 VIDEO: African-American Men of Westchester holds annual MLK event

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Features

Sorry to interrupt...

Your first 5 are free

Access to News12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service Electric℠ video customers.

Please enjoy 5 complimentary views to articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.

LOGIN SUBSCRIBE