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

Fire destroys Mount Vernon businesses

Stores on West First Street were gutted by flames.

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...

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