15 displaced in Yonkers fire

Fifteen people are homeless after a two-alarm fire tore through their Yonkers apartment building this morning.

Officials say the fire started in the basement of first floor of the Orchard Street building and spread quickly.

Fire crews arrived on the scene before the 911 call was received, as they were out doing building inspections and saw smoke. They say all of the building's tenants had escaped safely.

No one was injured and the cause of the fire is under investigation. The Red Cross is helping to find places for the residents to temporarily stay.

For extended coverage of the Yonkers fire that left 15 people homeless, go to iO Extra on channel 612.

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