2 displaced after Mount Vernon fire

Two people have been displaced by a three-alarm fire that ripped through an apartment building in Mount Vernon.



The blaze broke out on the top floor of a three-story apartment complex along North Bond Street Friday night. Firefighters were called to the scene just after 5 p.m.



Fire crews from Yonkers and Pelham were called in to assist in quelling the flames, which took several hours to get under control.



Firefighters say the tenant who occupies the apartment was home at the time and tried to put out the fire for 20 minutes. Eventually, a neighbor called 911.



Officials say nobody was injured, but 22 people from the building next door had to be evacuated.



The Red Cross is currently helping two people that lived in the apartment building find housing.



The cause of the fire is still under investigation.


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