Firefighters battle 3-alarm fire at Peekskill Central Market

Officials say the fire started in a dumpster outside the market. (3/30/14)

PEEKSKILL - Investigators are searching for what may have sparked a three-alarm blaze that tore through the Peekskill Central Market early Sunday morning.

Around 75 firefighters responded to the fire that broke out at around 2 a.m. Sunday. Officials say it started in a dumpster outside the market and quickly spread to the second floor.

Fire Chief Robert Fiorio says it took about an hour to quell the flames.

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No one was inside the market due to renovations being made. Fioro says these renovations posed a challenge to firefighters, since much of the building was boarded up.

The fire is still under investigation, but is believed to be accidental.

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