Tenants save wheelchair-bound woman in Yonkers fire

Firefighters battled flames at an apartment building in Yonkers yesterday. The blaze started inside a third-floor apartment, but firefighters were able to contain it in about 30 minutes. Smoke filled the entire building, trapping tenants within. Some residents actually jumped into action to help a wheelchair-bound neighbor before crews arrived. "I just jumped up to the fire escape with the help of the super, and we just brought her down little by little," said Alex Torres, who helped save the woman. "We couldn't get her all the way down, so we had to break a window." Officials say they believe the fire started when a tenant was spraying insecticides inside an apartment.

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